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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.


Modified wet distillers grains with solubles (MDGS) were supplemented on the ground to yearling steers with access to native range during summer grazing. Supplemented steers had greater ADG than non-supplemented steers, and were heavier entering the feedlot. Supplemented steers also required 24 fewer days in the feedlot to reach a constant end point, compared to non-supplemented steers. Energy calculations suggest 1.0 lb of MDGS replaced 0.65 lb of summer range.