Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Finishing Beef Cattle on Grass Supplemented with Self-fed By-Products

Authors: Mark S. Honeyman (Iowa State University) , James R. Russell (Iowa State University) , Daniel G. Morrical (Iowa State University) , Dennis R. Maxwell (Iowa State University) , Darrell Busby (Iowa State University) , Joe Sellers (Iowa State University)

  • Finishing Beef Cattle on Grass Supplemented with Self-fed By-Products

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Finishing Beef Cattle on Grass Supplemented with Self-fed By-Products

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Abstract

Consumers are showing increasing interest in beef from cattle that are finished or fattened on grass rather than in a conventional feedlot. Also recently, Iowa has had a proliferation of plants that produce ethanol from corn. The by-product of this process is distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The objective of this study was to feed beef cattle to market weight (or as near as possible) by grazing them on cool-season grass supplemented with self-fed byproduct pellets.

Keywords: Animal Science

How to Cite:

Honeyman, M. S., Russell, J. R., Morrical, D. G., Maxwell, D. R., Busby, D. & Sellers, J., (2006) “Finishing Beef Cattle on Grass Supplemented with Self-fed By-Products”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2005(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2006
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