Animal Science Department


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.


Finishing performance of yearling steers was used to assess eight treatments containing corn wet milling byproducts. Interactions were encountered for dry matter intake, average daily gain and feed efficiency as level of dietary steep liquor/distillers solubles increased and corn bran and(or) corn bran with solvent- extracted germ meal decreased. Average daily gain and feed efficiency increased as steep liquor/distillers solubles replaced corn bran or a combination of corn bran and solvent-extracted germ meal. Steep liquor with distillers solubles had higher feeding value than corn bran or solvent-extracted germ meal and solvent-extracted germ meal had 19.9 percent higher energy than corn bran.