A new article has been posted to the 2010 edition of the Sheep and Goat Research Journal. "Feedlot Performance, Carcass Characteristics and Muscle CLA Concentration of Lambs Fed Diets Supplemented with Safflower Seeds and Vitamin E," was written by R.W. Kott, L.M.M. Surber, A.V. Grove, P.G. Hatfield, J.A. Boles, C.R. Flynn and J.W. Bergman.
Sixty-eight Rambouillet ram lambs were evaluated for the effects of safflower seed and vitamin E supplementation on feedlot performance, carcass characteristics and muscle-conjugated, linoleic-acid concentration (CLA). Lambs were fed finishing diets that were iso N and similar in estimated total dissolved nutrients containing safflower seed (SAFF) or no safflower seed (NOSAFF) in combination with 0 individual units per day (IU/d) or 400 IU/d of supplemental vitamin E (NOVITE and VITE, respectively).
To read the extensive results of this study, go to www.sheepusa.org/Research_Journal.