Animal Science, Department of


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Published in 2013 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report.


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A finishing experiment evaluated substitution of corn with corn silage in diets with modified distillers grains with solubles (MDGS). Steers were fed 15, 30, 45, or 55% corn silage in diets with 40% MDGS. Two additional treatments were tested with 30% corn silage and 65% MDGS and 45% corn silage and 0% MDGS. As corn silage inclusion increased, there was a slight linear increase in F:G with a linear decrease in DMI and ADG. However, ADG and F:G were improved when corn silage was fed with MDGS.