A.S. Series 79-2
Results of several experiments with drylot finishing of cattle have shown little, if any, advantage for processing corn grain on basis of weight gain and feed efficiency when rations contain 80% or more grain dry matter. At lower levels there has generally been some advantage from processing the grain.
Various levels of grain are frequently fed to growing and finishing cattle on pasture. Levels may vary from a few pounds daily to free access to grain. Questions are then raised as to the benefits of processing the grain and how the benefits might be affected by the levels fed.
Two experiments are reported here when cattle were fed various levels of corn grain on pasture. Comparisons were made between corn fed whole and rolled.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Embry, L. B. and Bush, L. F., "Whole or Rolled Corn Grain Fed at Various Levels to Cattle on Pasture" (1979). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1979. 7.