Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

January 2001

Comments

Published in Nebraska Beef Cattle Report 2001, published by Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Abstract

Incremental levels of wet corn gluten feed were fed to calves grazing corn residues. Based on statistical and economical analysis of the data collected, feeding wet corn gluten feed (5.0-6.5 lb/ head/day; DM basis) will increase stocking rate on corn residue and reduce winter costs by 11%. Given that 3.5 lb DM/day wet corn gluten feed will meet the protein and phosphorus needs of calves, and feeding above 6.0 lb/d will not increase gains, wet corn gluten feed should be fed at 3.5-6.0 lb DM/day, producing gains from 1.28- 1.88 lb/day.

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