Department of Animal Science


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Published in 2013 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report.


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The effects of including 0, 12.5, 25, or 37.5% soyhulls fed in combination with 40% wet distillers grains solubles (WDGS) were evaluated. Gain was greatest at the 12.5% inclusion level, but similar ADG was observed between 0 and 25% inclusion levels. Feed conversion (F:G) decreased by 2.4% and HCW increased 13 lb. when including 12.5% soyhulls in the diet compared to steers fed 0% soyhulls. Therefore, results from this study suggest that 12.5% soyhulls can replace a portion of corn in finishing diets that contain WDGS and achieve greater performance when fed to calf-feds.