Animal Science, Department of


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Published in 2009 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report (Lincoln, NE: December, 2008). Copyright © 2008 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


A growing study compared the effects of a diet consisting of corn distillers solubles (SOL) to the effects of a diet containing corn wet distillers grains plus solubles (WDGS) when ensiled with cornstalks (stalks). Four levels of SOL and WDGS were fed at 15%, 20%, 25% and 30% of diet DM. The effect of feeding ensiled WDGS and stalks was compared to feeding WDGS and stalks mixed fresh daily at 30% inclusion. WDGS-fed steers were more efficient than those fed solubles. Steer performance also improved with increased levels of byproducts. However, no inter¬action between byproduct and level was observed, except for DMI.