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Use of Wet Distillers’ Grains with Solubles Mixed with Ground Hay and Bunker Stored in a Heifer Development Program

Authors
  • Daryl R. Strohbehn (Iowa State University)
  • Daniel D. Loy (Iowa State University)
  • H. Joe Sellers (Iowa State University)
  • Kevin Mayer (Iowa State University)
  • Dennis Maxwell (Iowa State University)

Abstract

A total of 124 Angus heifers split into treatment and control groups with three replicates were utilized to compare a bunker stored mixture of wet distillers’ grains with solubles and ground hay to a normal growing ration for developing heifers. Heifers receiving the mixture gained slower, were less efficient in feed conversion and had numerical lower reproductive rates than those on a control ration consisting of corn, haylage, soybean meal and a mineral balancer. However, neither the control or treatment ration mixtures achieved goals set out at the beginning of the trial for growth, efficiency and pregnancy rates.

Keywords: ASL R2410

How to Cite:

Strohbehn, D. R., Loy, D. D., Sellers, H. J., Mayer, K. & Maxwell, D., (2009) “Use of Wet Distillers’ Grains with Solubles Mixed with Ground Hay and Bunker Stored in a Heifer Development Program”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 6(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-420

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Published on
01 Jan 2009
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