To evaluate the how rates of dried distillers’ grains supplementation can substitute for pasture,
In the second stocker study, unsupplemented heifers were compared to those supplemented with 1.5 percent of bodyweight of Dakota Bran, a co-product consisting of corn bran and condensed distillers’ soluble. During the supplementation period, cattle fed the Dakota Bran gained 1.48 pounds per day compared with 0.79 pounds per day for control cattle. Calculations indicated that the supplemented cattle consumed 26.8 percent less pasture. Gain per acre increased by approximately 100 pounds and at a similar cost based on the costs at the time of the study.