Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

2016

Citation

2016 Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports

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Abstract

A finishing trial was conducted as a 2x2x2 factorial to determine the effect of Syngenta Enhanced Feed Corn™ containing an alpha amylase enzyme trait (SYT- EFC) compared with the parental isoline control corn without the amylase enzyme trait (Negative Isoline) on cattle performance and carcass characteristics. Th e two types of corn grain were processed as either dry- rolled corn (DRC) or high- moisture corn (HMC) and fed with either 18% modifi ed distillers grains plus solubles (MDGS) or 35% Sweet Bran. Cattle fed SYT- EFC DRC with MDGS had a 3.9% improvement in feed conversion compared to Negative Isoline DRC. However, this difference was 2.1% when processed as HMC. Cattle fed SYT- EFC DRC with Sweet Bran had a 1.5% improvement in feed conversion compared to Negative Isoline. However, when processed as HMC a decrease of 2.1% was observed. Feeding SYT- EFC corn that has been processed as DRC improves feed conversion in finishing diets.

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