Farm Table says:
This fact sheet provides handy information on white cottonseed as a supplementary feed for beef cattle.
The items covered in this article were:
• About cottonseed
• Residues and toxicity
• Feeding cottonseed as a supplementary feed
Key points were as follows:
• Cottonseed is generally purchased from cotton gins after the ginning process and is the actual seed along with some residue cotton remaining. Cottonseed is a good source of supplementary feed as it is high in fibre, protein, and energy.
• Cottonseed should not be fed to pigs, horses, poultry or weaned calves under the age of 3 months. You should also avoid feeding cottonseed to bulls as it has the possibility to cause infertility over time.
• Request a Commodity Vendor Declaration (CVD) every time you purchase cottonseed due to the possibility of chemical residue remaining on the seed.
• Cottonseed can be fed alone as a supplementary feed or in a mix of other supplementary feeds.