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Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
David J. Schingoethe
Condensed Corn Distillers Solubles, Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles, Dairy Cattle
Fifteen Holstein cows (10 multiparous and 5 primiparous) in early to midlactation (79.3 ± 9.2, DIM) were used in a replicated 5 x 5 Latin square design with 4-wk periods to evaluate and compare the use of condensed corn distillers solubles (CCDS) and dried distillers grains with solubles (DOGS) in the total mixed ration. The forage portion of the diets was kept constant at 27 .5% corn silage and 27.5% alfalfa hay (DM basis). Diets were: 1) 0% distillers grains products (control), 2) 18.5% DOGS, 3) 10% CCDS, and 4) 20% CCDS, and 5) a combination diet of 18.5% DOGS with 10% CCDS. Diets 2 and 3 contained 2% added fat from DOGS or CCDS while diet 4 contained 4% added fat from CCDS and diet 5 contained 4% added fat from the blend of DOGS and CCDS. The diets were balanced to provide 17% CP with variation in ADF, NDF, and fat concentration. Dry matter intake (21.4, 22.0, 20.9, 21.3, and 21.9 kg/d for diets 1 to 5, respectively) was similar (P > 0.10) for all diets. Milk yield (33.8, 36.2, 35.5, 36.0, and 36.0 kg/d) tended (P < 0.10) to be higher for diets 2 to 5 than for diet 1 while yields of fat (1.03, 1.02, 1.04, 1.06, and 1.04 kg/d) and protein (0.99, 1.03, 1.01, 1.03, and 1.04 kg/d), fat percentage (3.04, 2.87, 2.96, 2.96, and 2.88) and protein percentage (2.92, 2.88, 2.87, 2.88, and 2.90) were similar (P > 0.10) for all diets. Energy-corrected milk (32.2 kg/d) and feed efficiency (1.58 kg ECM/kg DMI) were similar (P > 0.10) for all diets. Milk urea nitrogen (15.0, 10.9, 11.1, 11.0, and 11.4 mg/dl) as well as blood urea nitrogen (15.6, 12.5, 14.6, 13.8, and 14.2 mg/dl) were decreased (P < 0.01; P = 0.05) in diets 2 to 5 compared with diet 1. Milk fatty acid composition showed that the concentrations of long-chain fatty acid concentrations as well as PUFA were higher (P < 0.01) and mediumchain fatty acid concentrations were lower (P < 0.01) for diets 2 to 5 compared with diet 1. The concentrations of cis-9, trans-11 CLA (0.33, 0.68, 0.51, 0.85, and 1.07 g/100 g fatty acids) as well as trans-10, cis-12 CLA (
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dairy cattle -- Feeding and feeds
Corn as feed
Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-63)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
Appukuttan, Arun Kirshna Sasikala, "The Feeding Value of Corn Distillers Solubles for Lactating Dairy Cows" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1530.