The Energy Value of Distillers is Greater Than Corn in Forage Based Diets

The Energy Value of Distillers is Greater Than Corn in Forage Based Diets

Mary Drewnoski

University of Nebraska

Distillers grains is greater in protein than corn but it is also greater in energy. When evaluating the cost of supplements for beef cows or calves, producers should be comparing the cost on a per lb of nutrient needed. If one is looking for sources of supplemental energy then the cost per lb of TDN is the way to compare various supplements. Unfortunately, with byproducts it is sometime difficult to know what TDN value to use.

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