Animal Science, Department of


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Published in 2012 Beef Cattle Report (2012) p. 66-67. Copyright © 2012 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Effects of adding 0, 7, 14, or 21% condensed distillers solubles (CDS) to diets containing either 20% modified distillers grains (MDGS) or 20% Synergy (a combination of modified distillers grains and wet corn gluten feed) were evaluated. A byproduct by CDS level interaction was observed for final BW, hot carcass weight, and ADG. Cattle fed Synergy had greater DMI than cattle fed MDGS. In MDGS diets at 14% CDS and in Synergy diets at 21% CDS, ADG was maximized. Increasing CDS level in both types of diets improved F:G linearly.