Research reveals effects of feeding yucca to ruminants

Research reveals effects of feeding yucca to ruminants

Review of literature shows mixed results related to the use of yucca in ruminant nutrition and how it interacts with rumen.

Yucca schidigera is a desert plant native to the United States and Mexico. Extracts and preparations of this plant appear to have several beneficial effects when included in the diets of animals and humans. While many studies exist on the effect of Y. schidigera, the exact mode of action for the various benefits is not well defined, and it is likely that numerous mechanisms are at work.