Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

2009

Comments

Published in 2009 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report (Lincoln, NE: December, 2008). Copyright © 2008 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.

Abstract

Feeding wet distillers grains plus solubles (WDGS) improves the fertilizer value and net value of feedlot manure for all feedlot sizes. The net fertilizer value of feedlot manure increased 375% to 550% since 2006. Valuing manure at 2008 fertilizer nutrient prices and feeding 20% or 40% WDGS instead of feeding a corn-based diet improved profitability by $7 to $17 per steer finished ($4 to $11 per ton of manure).

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