Lasalocid Supplementation for Grazing Steers

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Embry, L. B.; Goetz, M. J.; Luther, R. M.
Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
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Management systems for pastures and for the grazing animals can be major factors in the amount and efficiency of production. Several nutritive and nonnutritive products have been reported to improve utilization of pasture forages and animal performance. Improvement in rate and efficiency of production can be of considerable economic benefit. The importance becomes greater with increasing costs and livestock production. Lasalocid sodium (Bovatec) is a feed additive shown to improve growth rate and feed efficiency of cattle in the feedlot and on pasture. Two experiments were conducted to test the product when fed at 100, 200 or 300 mg per head daily in a corn supplement to steers grazing predominately bromegrass pasture.