Date of this Version
2016 Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports
A finishing study evaluated the effects of altering distillers grains composition on feedlot performance and carcass characteristics. Replacing dried distillers grains with isolated bran, solubles, and protein did not result in performance similar to commodity dried distillers grains. Exchanging bran for non- pelleted treated corn stover increased intake, reduced efficiency, and decreased 12th rib fat. Cattle fed pelleted treated corn stover had decreased intakes, but similar efficiency and gain as non- pelleted treated corn stover. As solubles increased and replaced protein, intakes increased quadratically and 12th rib fat linearly decreased however, all other performance and carcass characteristics were not different.