Animal Science Department


Date of this Version

January 1998


Published in Nebraska Beef Cattle Report 1998, published by Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


This study evaluated solvent-extracted germ meal as a dietary ingredient for receiving calves. Treatments were 7% of dry matter as either corn bran or solvent-extracted germ meal in 55% concentrate diets. Average daily gain, dry matter intake and feed to gain ratio were not influenced by treatment. Dry matter offered for the first 7 days calves were in the feedlot also did not differ due to treatment. Both dry matter consumption and calf performance indicated solvent-extracted germ meal can replace up to 7% corn bran in the diet without influencing either dry matter intake or performance.