Department of Animal Science


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2016 Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports


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Six treatments were evaluated to determine the contribution of individual components of distillers grains on finishing performance. Diets were formulated to isolate the contribution of solubles, protein, fat, and fiber compared to a diet containing 40% wet distillers grains or a corn- based control. Th ere was a significant improvement in both feedlot and carcass performance in steers fed the 40% wet distillers grains compared to dry- rolled- corn. Numeric differences between fat, fiber, and protein treatments were observed. However, none of the four component diets alone were able to explain the energy value associated with wet distillers grains.

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