Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2008


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


A meta-analysis of UNL feedlot trials was conducted to evaluate the effect of replacing dry-rolled or high-moisture corn with wet corn gluten feed (WCGF) on feedlot cattle performance and carcass characteristics. The feeding value of WCGF was dependent on ratio of steep to corn bran of the WCGF. The performance of cattle fed WCGF composed of wet bran and steep was similar to corn fed cattle. Feeding and carcass performance of cattle fed WCGF composed of dry bran, steep, and germ improved linearly as dietary inclusion increased.