Wrinkle: Distillers or Corn: What Should I Feed My Cattle?

Beef

Research Summary

Feedlot cattle in several experiments were fed diets containing dry or wet distillers grains or corn. The researchers evaluated the relative energy value of each ingredient based on growth performance, and they found that distillers grains had a greater feeding value than corn.

Wrinkle: Distillers or Corn: What Should I Feed My Cattle?

The availability and affordability of distillers grains provides an attractive and economical option when compared to corn. If we evaluate the nutrient values of distillers grains (dry or wet) against corn, we determine that the energy advantages in distillers may result in better growth performance of feedlot cattle.