Department of Animal Science


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Published in 2012 Beef Cattle Report (2012) p. 61-63. Copyright © 2012 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Performance of growing or finishing steers fed wet distillers grains plus solubles (WDGS) from a silo bag (nonspoiled) or bunker (spoiled) was studied. Spoiled WDGS lost DM, as well as decreased in fat, NDF, and CP. Even though DM was lost, and composition of the spoiled WDGS changed, the spoiled WDGS had no effect on finishing cattle performance, but it did affect DMI of the growing steers consuming high forage diets.