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.


Modified distillers grains plus solubles (MDGS) was fed at 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, and 50% of the diet (DM basis) replacing dry rolled corn and high moisture corn. The feeding value of MDGS is 123% to 109% the value of corn as MDGS inclusion increases from 10% to 50% (DM basis). Except for hot carcass weight and calculated yield grade no differences in carcass characteristics were observed between treatments. Finishing diets including MDGS may be fed up to 50% of diet DM; however, optimal performance is likely between 20% to 40% of the diet DM.