Department of Animal Science


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Published in 2013 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report.


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Long yearling steers were used to compare wet distillers grains plus solubles(WDGS) and dried distillers grains plus solubles (DDGS) to a corn control (CON) when included at 35% of diet DM in finishing diets. Final BW was heavier (P = 0.03) for WDGS and DDGS as a result of increased (P < 0.01) ADG. Intakes were not different (P = 0.33) among treatments. Cattle fed WDGS were most efficient, DDGS intermediate, and CON the least efficient. The feeding values were 31.3 and 21.5% greater for WDGS and DDGS than corn, respectively.