Articles | Volume 64, issue 2
Original study
02 Sep 2021
Original study |  | 02 Sep 2021

Effect of high-concentrate diets with calcium lignosulfonate and cottonseed processing method on quantitative traits and non-carcass components of feedlot cull ewes

Pablo Teixeira Viana, Gleidson Giordano Pinto de Carvalho, Mirelle Costa Pignata Viana, Dallyson Yehudi Coura de Assis, Mauro Pereira de Figueiredo, Luís Gabriel Alves Cirne, Jennifer Souza Figueredo, Lorena Santos Sousa, Hermógenes Almeida de Santana Júnior, Douglas dos Santos Pina, and Henry Daniel Ruiz Alba


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Short summary
The use of cull ewes has been an adopted practice to increase the profitability of the activity. The production of the ewes can be maximized with the adoption of feedlotting. However, feed is known to be the costliest factor in animal production. In this context, by-products such as cottonseed emerged as an alternative to replace the most commonly used ingredients without affecting animal productivity. Calcium lignosulfonate is a by-product that can be used to improve ruminal digestion.