Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

2020

Citation

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2020 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report

Abstract

incomplete 2×4 factorial finishing study evaluated the effect of corn hybrid fed as dry- rolled corn, and inclusion level of wet distillers grains plus solubles on finishing performance of yearling steers. Th e two hybrids included a conventional commercial corn and Syngenta’s Enogen Feed Corn which contains an alpha amylase enzyme trait. Diets contained 0, 15, 30, or 45% with Syngenta Enogen Feed Corn and 0 or 30% wet distillers grains plus solubles in control corn diets. Increasing wet distillers grains plus solubles with Syngenta Enogen Feed Corn linearly increased hot carcass weight, dry matter intake, and average daily gain, while improving feed conversion. When comparing cattle fed Syngenta Enogen Feed Corn to control with 0 or 30% wet distillers grains plus solubles, no significant differences were observed for any of the performance characteristics. Nonetheless, steers fed Syngenta Enogen Feed Corn with 0% wet distillers grains plus solubles had 3% numerically better feed conversion, but was similar to control when 30% wet distillers grains plus solubles were fed.

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