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Published in 2013 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report.
A 120-day grazing experiment estimated forage savings, performance, and ground feeding efficiency when supplementing spayed yearling heifers with modified distillers grains with solubles (MDGS) at 0.6% of BW on native Sandhills range. Supplemented heifers had 1.28 lb. greater ADG and consumed 15.9% less forage. Each 1 lb. of MDGS supplement fed replaced approximately 0.7 lb of forage. Loss of MDGS when ground-fed was 4.3%. Supplementing spayed yearling heifers with MDGS at 0.6% BW decreased forage consumption 15.9% and increased gain.