Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

2014

Citation

2014 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report, UNL Extension MP99, pp. 86-87.

Comments

Copyright © 2014 University of Nebraska.

Abstract

Performance and carcass characteristics were evaluated using five concentrations of corn condensed distillers solubles (CCDS) replacing steam-flaked corn (SFC) in feedlot finishing diets using crossbred steers. As CCDS replaced SFC at concentrations of 0, 9, 18, 27, or 36% of the diet DM, DMI decreased quadratically. Average daily gain increased quadratically with greatest gains observed at 27% CCDS inclusion. A quadratic improvement was observed in F:G with optimum concentrations similar to what was observed for ADG at 27% CCDS inclusion. These results suggest corn condensed distillers solubles can effectively be used to replace SFC in feedlot finishing diets while improving ADG and F:G.

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