Livestock and Poultry

The Cattleman's Supplemental Feed Library

This library provides definitions, nutritional information, and feeding considerations for many commonly used feedstuffs in the cattle industry in Alabama. Click on a feed ingredient below to find out more information:

Whole Grains

Corn (Info card)

Wheat (Info card)

Oats (Info card)

Sorghum (milo) (Info card)

Byproduct Feeds

Citrus pulp (pelleted/loose) (Info card)

Corn gluten feed (pelleted/loose) (Info card)

Whole cottonseed (Info card)

Cottonseed meal (Info card)

Cottonseed hulls (Info card)

Cotton mote (Info card)

Gin trash (Info card)

Hominy (Info card)

Whole peanuts (Info card)

Peanut skins (Info card)

Peanut hulls (Info card)

Soybean hulls (Info card)

Soybean meal (Info card)

Whole soybeans (Info card)

Wheat middlings (Info card)

Rice bran (Info card)

Rice mill feed (Info card)


Dicalcium phosphate (Info card)

Limestone (Info card)

Prepared by Kim Mullenix, Extension Beef Cattle Systems Specialist, and Katie Bivens, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Animal Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.



Reference List

Anderson, V., M. Bauer, G. Lardy, K. Swanson, and    S. Zwinger. 2012. Barley Grain and Forage for Beef Cattle. North Dakota State University Extension Publication AS1609.

Bauer, M. and G. Lardy. 2010. Feeding Barley to Beef Cattle. North Dakota State University Extension Publication EB-70.

Blasi, D.A. and J. Drouillard. 2002. Composition and Feeding Value of Cottonseed Feed Products for Beef Cattle. Kansas State University Research and Extension.                      

Brouk, M.J. 2012. Sorghum in Beef Production Feeding Guide. United Sorghum Checkoff Program.

Church, D.C. and R. O. Kellems. 2010. Livestock Feeds and Feeding. Sixth Edition. Pearson Education, Inc. Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458.

Cross, D.L. Feeding Whole Cottonseed to Cattle. Beef Cattle Farming and Ranching Information and Resources. Accessed Aug. 22, 2014.

Lane, B. 2000. Feeding Whole Soybeans to Cattle. University of Missouri Extension. Accessed Aug. 22, 2014.

Lardy, G. 2013. Feeding Corn to Beef Cattle. North Dakota State University Extension Publication AS1238.

Lardy, G. 2006. Feeding Value of Oats in Livestock Diets. North Dakota State University Animal and Range Sciences.

Lardy, G. and J. Dhuyretter. 2000. Feeding Wheat to Beef Cattle. North Dakota State University Extension Publication AS-1184.

Myers, B., G. Hill, G. Hansen, and D. Gorbet. 2009.      Evaluation of Whole In-shell Peanuts as a Supplement Feed for Beef Cows. The Professional Animal Scientist 25: 370-374.

Parish, J. 2006. Alternative Feedstuffs for Beef Cattle Operations. The Beef Site. Accessed Aug. 22, 2014.

Rankins, Jr., D.L. 2004. By-Product Feeds for Alabama Beef Cattle. Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Publication ANR-1237.

Rivera, J.D. and J.A. Parish. Feeding Raw Whole Soybeans to Beef Cattle. Mississippi State University Extension Service. Accessed Aug. 22, 2014.

Sewell, H.B. 1993. Urea Supplements for Beef Cattle. University of Missouri Extension Publication G2071.

Stewart, L. and J. Ross. 2010. Using Cotton Byproducts in Beef Cattle Diets. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Bulletin 1311.