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Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:11 AM CST

Cattle producers feeding a distillers grains-based ration can reduce the amount of roughage because of distiller's high fiber content.

Kristin Hales, a research animal scientist at the USDA's U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb., told DTN that while the beef industry typically adds between 8% and 9% roughage in feedlot diets, producers can reduce roughage without sacrificing performance, as long as the diets includes at least 25% wet distillers grains with solubles on a dry matter basis.

Hales completed a trial that gave 128 steers a diet of 25% WDGS and dry-rolled corn and coarsely ground alfalfa ...

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