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Adding distillers grain to grazing cattle can add pounds of gain to calves

Gayle Smith
Potter, Neb.

Distillers grain by-product can benefit grazing stocker cattle by adding additional pounds of gain while they are grazing, according to Lyle Lomas, of Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center in Parsons, Kan. Lomas spoke about the utilization of by-products on pasture during the Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney.

With corn prices climbing, grazing forage and supplementing cattle with dry distillers grain may be a viable option this year. “Distillers grain can also be an ideal supplement when forage supplies are limited or forage is deficient in one or more nutrients,” he explained. “It can also be used in the delivery of feed additives for animal health and parasite control.”

“They get to where they really love it, and will come running when they see the feed truck,” said Terry Klopfenstein of the University of Nebraska, who has also conducted research on the byproduct, and gave a presentation about it during the meeting. “It can be a great way to check cattle. The ones that don’t come for the supplement, probably need to be treated.”

Distillers grain by-product can benefit grazing stocker cattle by adding additional pounds of gain while they are grazing, according to Lyle Lomas, of Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center in Parsons, Kan. Lomas spoke about the utilization of by-products on pasture during the Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney.

With corn prices climbing, grazing forage and supplementing cattle with dry distillers grain may be a viable option this year. “Distillers grain can also be an ideal supplement when forage supplies are limited or forage is deficient in one or more nutrients,” he explained. “It can also be used in the delivery of feed additives for animal health and parasite control.”

“They get to where they really love it, and will come running when they see the feed truck,” said Terry Klopfenstein of the University of Nebraska, who has also conducted research on the byproduct, and gave a presentation about it during the meeting. “It can be a great way to check cattle. The ones that don’t come for the supplement, probably need to be treated.”

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Distillers grain by-product can benefit grazing stocker cattle by adding additional pounds of gain while they are grazing, according to Lyle Lomas, of Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center in Parsons, Kan. Lomas spoke about the utilization of by-products on pasture during the Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney.

With corn prices climbing, grazing forage and supplementing cattle with dry distillers grain may be a viable option this year. “Distillers grain can also be an ideal supplement when forage supplies are limited or forage is deficient in one or more nutrients,” he explained. “It can also be used in the delivery of feed additives for animal health and parasite control.”

“They get to where they really love it, and will come running when they see the feed truck,” said Terry Klopfenstein of the University of Nebraska, who has also conducted research on the byproduct, and gave a presentation about it during the meeting. “It can be a great way to check cattle. The ones that don’t come for the supplement, probably need to be treated.”