Feedstuffs - Protein Sources of Plant Origin

Whole Cottonseed

Whole Cottonseed

  • Widely grown in the southern U.S.
  • Used as a feed source for dairy and beef cattle, and does not require processing prior to feeding.
  • Not used in monogastric feeds due to toxicity problems associated with gossypol (a yellow pigment).
  • High in protein, energy, and fiber.

Average Nutrient Content

  • Crude Protein = 23%
  • Lysine = 1.0%
  • Ruminant TDN = 96%
  • Monogastric ME = N/A
Physical Description - white color, roundish oblong shape, and a fuzzy texture.

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