Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2005


Published in 2005 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2004 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Dried distillers grains were fed as an energy source to growing heifers as a supplement to grass hay. Heifers were fed the equivalent of 3 lb/head daily, either three or six times per week of the same supplement. Heifers fed dried distillers grains six times per week gained more weight than heifers fed three times per week but those fed three times per week had greater allantoin to creatinine ratios. Better animal performance may result from more frequent supplementation of dried distillers grains.