Department of Animal Science


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Published in 2011 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Published by the Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Copyright © 2011 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Wet distillers grains plus solubles (WDGS) varying in fat content (6.7 vs. 12.9 %) were fed at 35% of the diet DM to compare fat level from WDGS on cattle performance and carcass characteristics. Final BW, hot carcass weight, and ADG were increased for steers fed 12.9% fat WDGS compared to steers fed corn or 6.7% fat WDGS. Steers fed 6.7% fat WDGS or corn control diets had identical DMI, ADG, and F:G.