Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version



2014 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report, UNL Extension MP99, pp. 86-87.


Copyright © 2014 University of Nebraska.


Performance and carcass characteristics were evaluated using five concentrations of corn condensed distillers solubles (CCDS) replacing steam-flaked corn (SFC) in feedlot finishing diets using crossbred steers. As CCDS replaced SFC at concentrations of 0, 9, 18, 27, or 36% of the diet DM, DMI decreased quadratically. Average daily gain increased quadratically with greatest gains observed at 27% CCDS inclusion. A quadratic improvement was observed in F:G with optimum concentrations similar to what was observed for ADG at 27% CCDS inclusion. These results suggest corn condensed distillers solubles can effectively be used to replace SFC in feedlot finishing diets while improving ADG and F:G.