Feedlot Nutrition

Relative Value of White Corn When Fed to Finishing Cattle and Its Effects on Color of Carcass Fat

Author
  • Allen Trenkle (Iowa State University)

Abstract

White corn was compared with yellow corn in a 180-day finishing trial with 600 lb. Angus steers fed 90% concentrate diets. Steers fed yellow corn consumed 3.3% less feed and were 3.8% more efficient in feed utilization. Rate of gain and carcass characteristics were similar for steers fed white or yellow corn. The color of subcutaneous fat over the ribs was significantly whiter from carcasses of steers fed white corn compared with those fed yellow corn. The results of this study indicate that white corn may be used instead of barley to produce whiter fat in beef carcasses.

Keywords: ASL R1775

How to Cite:

Trenkle, A., (2003) “Relative Value of White Corn When Fed to Finishing Cattle and Its Effects on Color of Carcass Fat”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2003
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