Dakota Gold®-brand dried distiller’s grains with solubles: effects on finishing performance and carcass characteristics

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dc.contributor.author Gordon, C.M.
dc.contributor.author Gosch, J.
dc.contributor.author Sindt, J.J.
dc.contributor.author Montgomery, Sean P.
dc.contributor.author Pike, J.N.
dc.contributor.author Kessen, T.J.
dc.contributor.author Sulpizio, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Spire, M.F.
dc.contributor.author Higgins, James J.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T17:37:50Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T17:37:50Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-04T17:37:50Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4468
dc.description.abstract A 153-day trial was conducted using 345 heifers to determine optimal level of Dakota Gold dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) in finishing diets based on steam-flaked corn. Diets contained six levels of DDGS: 0%, 15%, 30%, 45%, 60%, and 75%. DDGS affected average daily gain, final weight and hot carcass weight, all of which increased with 15% DDGS and then decreased as additional DDGS was added. Growth performance of heifers fed 30% DDGS was similar to those fed no DDGS. In general, heifers were overfinished, with 61% being Yield Grade 3 or greater and 83% grading Choice or Prime. Backfat tended to decrease with addition of DDGS, and kidney, pelvic, and heart fat and marbling scores tended to be greatest for intermediate levels of DDGS. Percentage of carcasses grading Choice or Prime tended to be lower for heifers fed 60 or 75% DDGS. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2002 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 02-318-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 890 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Dried distiller’s grains with solubles en_US
dc.subject Finishing cattle en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.title Dakota Gold®-brand dried distiller’s grains with solubles: effects on finishing performance and carcass characteristics en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2002 en_US
dc.citation.epage 29 en_US
dc.citation.spage 27 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2002, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 2002 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jhiggins en_US

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