Animal Production and Health
Animal and Food Sciences
In finishing and digestibility experiments, cattle were fed a finishing diet of whole cottonseed and cotton gin residue (roughage source that includes burrs, stems and leaves left over after harvesting cotton). The experiment suggested cotton byproducts can be effectively used as a source of fiber, fat and protein in feedlot rations without adverse effects on performance or carcass characteristics.
OSU dairy cow research has looked at how feed supplements and water additives increase milk production, and in graduate research, pregnant female pigs and their offspring were studied during different stages of pregnancy to determine what creates more robust offspring.