Dried distillers grains or dry-rolled corn can replace a portion of steam-flaked corn without altering feedlot performance or carcass merit, according to a Kansas State University study.
Crossbred yearling heifers (n = 689; 664 ± 143 lbs.) were fed flaked-corn finishing diets with 0% or 25% dried distillers grains and 0% or 25% dry-rolled corn. Heifers were fed free choice once daily in 28 dirt-surfaced pens with 23 to 25 heifers per pen. Cattle were blocked by weight into light and heavy weight groups and fed for 157 or 137 days, respectively.
Feedlot performance and carcass characteristics were measured.