September 26, 2012
New Information about Feeding Corn and Soybean Co-Products to Beef Cattle
Report reveals how beef producers may successfully feed finishing steers up to 70% of the diet dry matter without greatly compromising the outcomes.
September 26 2012 Remington Indiana: Miles Ridgway President of Summit Livestock Facilities a DBA and brand of FBi Buildings Inc. has announced the availability of a newly published 100 + page paper on feeding corn and soybean co-products to beef cattle.
According to Ridgway Dr. Paul Walker and his staff at Illinois State University prepared this information. Dr. Walker is a leading is a leading authority on beef cattle nutrition as well as the feeding of co-products to beef cattle. This new report addresses many misconceptions feeding co-products and includes considerable data for use by those prescribing feed ratios.
According to Dr. Walker
The take home message from this data is that whether modified wet distiller's grains (WDGS) contain higher fat (10-12%) or lower fat (6-8%) contents we can successfully feed finishing steers up to 70% of the diet dry matter without greatly compromising the outcomes . . . The secret to facilitating the dietary inclusion of WDGS above 50% of the diet dry matter may be maintaining at least 15% roughage on dry matter basis within the diet.
Interested parties may request this free publication by contacting a Summit Livestock Facilities representative at 1.800.213.0567 or by visiting the Summit Livestock Facilities website: www.SummitLivestock.com.
Summit Livestock Facilities provides beef producers feedlot facility solutions that optimize sustainability and profit potential by working as a resource to bring together experts in financial feasibility regulatory compliance and manure management as well as collaborating design through excavation concrete post-frame building construction and total project construction management. Summit Livestock Facilities is a division of FBi Buildings Inc.