Wet Distillers Feeds for Feedlot Cattle

Wet Distillers Feeds for Feedlot Cattle

Iowa Beef Center

Distillers by-products have a long and nearly as colorful history as the distilling industry itself.

The Bourbon Beef Association established the Bourbon Beef Show in Louisville, Ky. shortly

after World War II to showcase prize beef animals raised on distillers wet grains. Prize money

was sizable, even by today’s standards. Iowa State College research in 1936-37 showed a

$7.92 per head advantage to distillers grain fed cattle compared to soybean meal fed cattle,

including the hogs that followed the cattle (Distillers Feed Research Council, 1951).


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