Department of Animal Science


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2016 Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports


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The effects of winter level of supplementation were evaluated using spayed heifers grazing winter corn residue followed by brome grass and native range grazing periods and finished on a common diet. Distillers grains were supplemented during winter corn residue grazing at 3, 5, and 7 lb per heifer daily. Gain during the winter phase increased while summer phase decreased with increasing level of winter supplementation. Th ere were no differences in feedlot performance for either year across treatments. In year 2, HCW increased from 820 to 848 and 855 lb as heifers were supplemented 3, 5, or 7 lb distillers grains.

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