Western Research and Demonstration Farm
This study looked at the use of condensed corn distillers solubles (CCDS) as a feed source for steers backgrounded on pasture as well as steers being fed in the feedlot. In addition, a treatment group was finished on pasture with CCDS as a part of their ration. The two feedlot rations were isocaloric and isonitrogenous. The pasture finishing steers were fed a ration based on the feedlot ration containing CCDS but were not fed any hay. The goal of this study was to establish the benefits, as well as the limitations, of feeding CCDS to feedlot and backgrounded steers.
Iowa State University
Conover, Adam J.; Purevjav, Tsengeg; Jedlicka, Megan E.; Hoffman, M. Peter; Dahlke, Garland R.; and Roush, Wayne B., "Progress Report: Effects of Condensed Corn Distillers Solubles on Steer Performance and Carcass Composition" (2009). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 624.