Summary and Implications
A total of 124 Angus heifers split into treatment and control groups with three replicates were utilized to compare a bunker stored mixture of wet distillers’ grains with solubles and ground hay to a normal growing ration for developing heifers. Heifers receiving the mixture gained slower, were less efficient in feed conversion and had numerical lower reproductive rates than those on a control ration consisting of corn, haylage, soybean meal and a mineral balancer. However, neither the control or treatment ration mixtures achieved goals set out at the beginning of the trial for growth, efficiency and pregnancy rates.
Iowa State University
Strohbehn, Daryl R.; Loy, Daniel D.; Sellers, H. Joe; Mayer, Kevin; and Maxwell, Dennis
"Use of Wet Distillers’ Grains with Solubles Mixed with Ground
Hay and Bunker Stored in a Heifer Development Program,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 655, ASL R2410.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol655/iss1/33