Department of Animal Science


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.


Six ruminally cannulated steers and six intact steers were used in a 6x6 Latin square design to determine the effect of corn bran and/or corn steep liquor/distillers solubles on ruminal metabolism and digestibility. Steers fed corn steep liquor/distiller’s solubles had lower average daily pH. Corn bran helped maintain a higher average pH. Corn steep liquor/distillers solubles fed alone altered the fermentation pattern of steers. There was a tendency for corn bran to reduce digestibility and for corn steep liquor/distillers solubles to improve digestibility.