Wrinkle: Can Distillers Grains Improve Feedlot Performance?

Beef

Research Summary

Yearling steers were fed diets containing various types of distillers grains (dry, modified, or wet) or corn. When the researchers calculated the relative feeding value of each diet based on cattle performance, they found that all three forms of DDGS had greater feeding value than corn.







Wrinkle: Can Distillers Grains Improve Feedlot Performance?

We often get questions about the differences between forms of distillers (dry, modified, or wet) and what form cattle producers should use in their ration. If we look at the nutritional profile of each ingredient, we see very little difference beside moisture. However, research from the University of Nebraska shows that cattle performance can differ based on form of distillers and may even perform better than corn.