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DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Dec 17, 2012 03:06 PM CST

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- Not only are distillers grains beneficial for cattle, they can help promote weed resistance in pastures as well.

A long-term, ongoing project at the University of Nebraska's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Neb., is examining the effects of supplementing the diets of cattle in pastures with dried distillers grains with solubles, according to Terry J. Klopfenstein, professor of ruminant nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Previous research had already showed that feeding supplemental DDGS to cattle on unfertilized pasture not only improved gains in body weight of steers, but reduced the amount of nitrogen ...

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