Livestock Extension


Livestock Publications

Browse NDSU Extension Publications

2019 Beef and Sheep Report Cover

| Share

Distillers grains support equal steer performance in finishing diets with reciprocal levels of corn and barley

Reciprocal levels of corn and barley (0, 33, 67 and 100 percent) were fed with 25 percent distillers grain in growing and finishing diets. Steer performance and carcass quality traits were not affected, except the 67 and 100 percent barley diets were more efficient. Eighty-one percent of carcasses with corn in the diet and 63 percent of steers fed 100 percent barley graded Choice or better. Based on equal feed cost per pound of gain, a bushel of barley is valued at 95 percent of corn (4 pages).
Creative Commons License
Feel free to use and share this content, but please do so under the conditions of our Creative Commons license and our Rules for Use. Thanks.