Date of this Version
Published in 2013 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report.
A growing study compared the effects of condensed distillers solubles (CDS) with and without corn oil removal at 20 and 40% inclusion in a grass hay diet and 40% inclusion in wheat straw or grass diets. Steers responded positively to increasing levels of CDS. Fat content had no effect on ending BW, DMI, or ADG but impacted F:G. Steers fed normal fat CDS had 13.6% greater F:G at 20% inclusion but only 1% greater F:G at 40% inclusion than de-oiled CDS. Normal CDS had greater value at 20% inclusion but at 40% inclusion, oil content likely hindered fiber digestion.