Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2003


Published in 2003 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2002 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


A finishing trial was conducted to evaluate corn steep:bran/germ meal combinations in steam-flaked based diets. Feed efficiency improved in a linear fashion as steep level increased. Feed efficiency was similar between cattle that received no byproducts compared with cattle fed 25% corn byproducts that contained 50% steep. Feed efficiency was decreased for levels of 37.5, 41.7, and 45.8% steep compared to no byproduct or 50% steep. Daily gain was similar among treatments.