Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2008


Published in 2008 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2007 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Six experiments indicated minimum amounts of dry feedstuffs needed for storage of wet distillers grains plus solubles (WDGS) in a silo bag, with a constant pressure of 300 psi, were 15% grass hay, 12.5% wheat straw, 22.5% alfalfa hay, 50% dry distillers grains and 60% wet corn gluten feed (WCGF) with the remaining percentage as WDGS (DM basis). For storage in bunker silos, the recommended levels are 40% grass hay, 30% wheat straw and 30% cornstalks.