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Influence of dry-rolled corn processing and increasing dried corn distillers grains plus solubles inclusion for finishing cattle on growth performance and feeding behavior

The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of the degree of dry-rolled corn processing (coarse vs. fine; 2.68 vs. 1.46 centimeters [cm], or a bit smaller than 1/16 and 7/64 inch) and dried corn distillers grains plus solubles (DDGS; 20 vs. 40 percent) on feed intake, average daily gain, gain efficiency, carcass characteristics and feeding behavior in steers fed finishing diets. Feeding 40 percent DDGS improved feed efficiency, while corn processing and increasing the DDGS altered feeding and ruminating behavior (4 pages).

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