Comparison of corn and grain sorghum dried distillers grains as protein supplements for growing beef heifers

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dc.contributor.author Harborth, K.W.
dc.contributor.author Marston, T.T.
dc.contributor.author Llewellyn, Donald A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-02T20:50:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-02T20:50:11Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-02T20:50:11Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4372
dc.description.abstract An experiment was conducted to determine if corn and grain sorghum dried distillers grains could be effective protein supplements for growing beef replacement heifers. Crossbred heifers (n=77) were individually fed 6 lb/heifer daily (dry matter basis) of supplements containing 20% crude protein. The three supplements compared were: 1) 50% cracked corn, 25% soybean meal, and 25% ground grain sorghum; 2) 50% cracked corn and 50% corn distillers grains with solubles; and 3) 50% cracked corn, 31% sorghum distillers grains with solubles, and 19% ground grain sorghum. Heifers grazed a common native- grass pasture and had free-choice access to smooth broom hay in round bale feeders. During the last week of the trial, heifers (n=4) from each supplement were used to determine diet digestibility. Although there were no differences in weight gain or total diet digestibility, dry matter intake as a percentage of body weight was less for heifers receiving supplements containing dried distillers grains from either corn or grain sorghum. Our data indicate that producers can expect similar growth performance, regardless of the grain source of dried distillers grains used to formulate a 20% crude protein supplement fed at about 1% of body weight daily. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2006 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 06-205-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 959 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Corn en_US
dc.subject Grain sorghum en_US
dc.subject Dried distillers grains en_US
dc.subject Heifers en_US
dc.title Comparison of corn and grain sorghum dried distillers grains as protein supplements for growing beef heifers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 6 en_US
dc.citation.spage 3 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2006, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 2006 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid harborth en_US

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