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Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:37 AM CST

Recent research has shown that beef producers can reduce feed costs and maintain body condition of pregnant beef cows by feeding a diet alternating dried distillers grains with solubles and forage.

The feeding model was developed by researchers at North Dakota State University, according to Trent Gilbery, facility manager and animal care specialist at the NDSU Beef Cattle Research Center.

The recent feeding trial involved non-lactating, pregnant beef cows in their last trimester of pregnancy. They received one of four dietary treatments:

1. Hay only Monday through Sunday.

2. Hay and 0.4% of body weight DDGS Monday through Sunday.

3. ...

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