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Zilmax Effects Disputed
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jul 22, 2014 06:31 AM CDT

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- While some in the beef industry fear a popular feed additive causes detrimental effects in cattle, a new study from the University of Nebraska found that Zilmax causes no detrimental effects.

Ty Schmidt, assistant professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, examined the endocrinal changes in cattle fed Zilmax, a feed additive widely used to promote weight gain in cattle. Zilmax is typically mixed into cattle feed in the weeks prior to slaughter and can add approximately 2% to an animal's final weight by promoting the growth of lean muscle.

Zilmax is approved by ...

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