Feedlot Nutrition and Growth and Management

Effect of Optimum® High Oil Corn on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Yearling Steers

Authors
  • Allen Trenkle (Iowa State University)
  • Craig Belknap (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Steers fed Optimum® high oil corn had statistically similar live performance as steers fed isogenetic control corn or the control corn + fat. Numerically steers fed high oil corn gained 3% faster during the 107-day study with similar feed conversion. During the first half of the experiment, steers fed high oil corn did not perform as well as those fed control corn. During the second half of the experiment, steers fed high oil corn gained 21% faster and were 17% more efficient. There were no effects of feeding high oil corn on carcass characteristics, except there were more Choice carcasses from the steers fed high oil corn as compared with control corn (57% vs. 43% Choice).

Keywords: ASL R1631

How to Cite:

Trenkle, A. & Belknap, C., (2000) “Effect of Optimum® High Oil Corn on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Yearling Steers”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2000
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