associative effects, whole shelled corn, corn silage
One hundred twenty-eight Angus yearling steers (800 lb) were utilized in a trial to determine if feeding the concentrate portion of a 40% corn silage finishing diet separately from the silage would result in improved feedlot performance and feed conversion. Cattle fed the concentrate separately from silage achieved similar average daily gains and tended to have slightly better feed efficiency than cattle fed a completely mixed diet (2.26 vs 2.25 lb/head/day and 9.21 vs 9.89, respectively). Feeding completely mixed, high concentrate finishing diets resulted in the greatest performance and under current conditions is likely the most economical situation for most cattle feeders.
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Wagner, J.J., "Alternate Feeding of Corn and Corn Silage Diets to Feedlot Cattle" (1987). South Dakota Beef Report, 1987. 8.