Animal Science, Department of


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Published in 2012 Beef Cattle Report (2012) p. 98-100. Copyright © 2012 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Finishing cattle performance and mass balance were evaluated when Micro- Aid® was fed in diets containing wet distillers grains plus solubles (WDGS). There was no difference in performance and carcass characteristics between treatments. In a WINTER experiment, cattle fed Micro-Aid had a greater amount of OM and DM removedin manure. Micro-Aid in the diet increased the amount of manure N and decreased N losses in the WINTER. There was no difference in N excreted in manure or lost via volatilization in the SUMMER experiment.