Animal Science Department


Date of this Version



Published in 2013 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report.


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Economic assumptions were applied for substitution of corn with corn silage in diets with modified distillers grains plus solubles (MDGS) for determination of cost of gain and profit per head when corn was priced at $3.50, $5.00, or $6.50 per bushel and corn silage was priced at 8, 8.5, or 9 times the bushel price of corn on an as-is basis. Cost of gain linearly decreased and profit per head linearly increased as corn silage inclusion increased when corn silage was priced at 8 and 8.5 times the price of corn, regardless of corn price.