Animal Science, Department of


Date of this Version

January 2008


Published in 2008 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2007 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Four years of data were summarized to evaluate yearling performance on smooth bromegrass when supplemented with dried distillers grains (DDG). On average cattle were supplemented 0.525% of BW daily with DDG for the entire grazing period (84 to 156 days). Daily gains were increased 0.55 lb/day for the entire grazing season. Performance from the last two years of data show a quadratic decrease in ADG as grazing days increase and forage quality decreases for both the supplemented and nonsupplemented cattle. The response to DDG supplementation increases with increasing grazing days.