Modifying Different Components of Distillers Grains and the Impact on Feedlot Performance

Modifying Different Components of Distillers Grains and the Impact on Feedlot Performance

Zachary E. Carlson, Curtis J. Bittner, Dirk B. Burken, Galen E. Erickon, and Jim C. MacDonald. Summarized by Meredith Bremer

University of Nebraska

The composition of distillers grain fed to feedlot cattle today may differ from what has been fed in the past. This change is due to technology advancements in ethanol production and the increased value of certain ethanol byproducts such as corn oil. A change in the composition of distillers grains could affect the percent inclusion in the feedlot diet and the resulting cattle performance.

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