Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2008


Published in 2008 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2007 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Ninety-four, calf-fed, crossbred steers were randomly allocated to three finishing diets consisting of different amounts of wet distillers grains plus solubles (0%, 15% or 30%, DM basis). Steers were fed for 133 days to test the relationship between marbling score and fat content, as well as effects on marbling texture and marbling distribution. Results of this research suggest that feeding up to 30% of wet distillers grains plus solubles has no detrimental effects on marbling in beef.