Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2001


Published in Nebraska Beef Cattle Report 2001, published by Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Two trials were conducted to determine the effects on performance and carcass characteristics of corn grain diets differing in degree of processing and containing wet corn gluten feed. Generally, more intensive processing methods such as fine-grinding, high moisture ensiling, and steam-flaking resulted in lower daily feed consumption compared to feeding rolled or whole corn. Feed efficiency and dietary net energy concentration tended to be improved by more intensive processing methods in finishing diets containing wet corn gluten feed.