Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2002


Published in 2002 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2001 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska


A finishing trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of drying corn bran on cattle performance in dry-rolled or steam-flaked corn diets. The inclusion of corn bran in dry-rolled or steam-flaked corn diets negatively affected feed conversion by 5.1% or 13.9%, respectively. Within both grain sources, drying corn bran had little effect on finishing steer performance. Feeding steam-flaked corn improved feed conversion by 17.0% compared with feeding dry-rolled corn without the inclusion of corn bran.