Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

2009

Abstract

A finishing experiment was conducted to determine the effects of feeding wet distillers grains plus solubles (WDGS) and wet corn gluten feed (WCGF) with or without corn on feedlot performance and economics. Six treatment diets were evaluated: 1) 83% corn; 2) 44% WDGS and 44% corn; 3) 33% WDGS, 33% WCGF and corn; 4) 33% WDGS, 33% WCGF and soyhulls; 5) 44% WDGS and 44% WCGF; and 6) 66% WDGS and grass hay. The highest average daily gain (ADG) and lowest feed-to-gain ratio (F:G) were observed with cattle fed 44% WDGS and corn. The poorest ADG and F:G were ob-served with cattle fed WDGS, WCGF and soyhulls. All other diets were intermediate in performance. Largest profit was from steers fed 44% WDGS and corn.

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