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.


Effects of feeding second generation insect-protected transgenic corn (MON 89034) on growing steer performance was evaluated in two experiments. In Experiment 1, a corn silage-based diet was fed to growing steers in pens, and the transgenic test hybrid was compared to a non-transgenic parental hybrid and two commercially available reference hybrids. In Experiment 2, steers grazing corn residue of the transgenic test hybrid were compared to steers grazing a non-transgenic parental hybrid. In both experiments, growing performance was not affected by source of corn silage or residue.