Department of Animal Science


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Published in 2012 Beef Cattle Report (2012) p. 119-121. Copyright © 2012 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Condensed distillers solubles were fed to cattle at 0, 9, 18, 27, or 36% inclusion. There were no effects on objective steak color, subjective discoloration, Warner-Bratzler shear force, moisture content, fat content, or oxidation values. Diet did not affect polyunsaturated fatty acid levels in meat, but the control diet had higher total unsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids than all other treatments. Feeding condensed distillers solubles to cattle has no detrimental effects on shelf life.