Animal Science, Department of


Date of this Version

January 1999


Published in 1999 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Published by Agricultural Research Division & University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension , Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


To evaluate corn and sorghum distillers grains in corn-based finishing diets, 60 crossbred, yearling steers were individually fed one of three finishing diets: dry-rolled corn, corn distillers grain or sorghum distillers grain for 127 days. Distillers grains were fed at 30 percent of the dietary dry matter, replacing dry-rolled corn. Distillers grains increased the final weight, daily gain, feed efficiency, hot carcass weight, fat thickness and yield grade compared with the control. Sorghum distillers grains increased dry matter intake and fat thickness compared with corn distillers grains.