Summary and Implications
Long term storage of wet distillers’ grains is important in order for small beef producers to effectively utilize these feeds due to their short shelf life. Many smaller beef producers do not have access to mixing equipment to produce mixtures of wet distillers’ grains and forages. This study measured the variation in feed mixtures mixed with a mixer wagon or a front end loader. Variation was reduced by approximately one half by mixing though a mixer wagon. Using the front end loader to mix the feeds resulted in variation that would be considered acceptable for many production situations.
Iowa State University
Loy, Daniel D.; Strohbehn, Daryl R.; Sellers, H. Joe; and Morrical, Daniel G.
"Effectiveness of Mixing Wet Distllers’ Grains and Hay with a
Mixer Wagon or a Front End Loader for Long Term Storage ,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 655, ASL R2414.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol655/iss1/37