Mixing Beef Feed Rations Containing Distillers Wet Grains

dc.contributor.author Schuler, N. J.
dc.contributor.author Bern, Carl
dc.contributor.author Loy, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Brumm, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Strohbehn, Daryl
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
dc.date 2018-02-14T11:24:55.000
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dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.embargo 2014-09-03
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The flexibility of distillers grains has made it a major substitute for corn in beef feed rations. However, producers are having issues with feeding wet distillers grains. This study addresses three major mixing conditions: ingredient addition order, mixing time, and mixer design. The addition orders considered were hay-corn-protein-DWG and hay-DWG-protein-corn. Horizontal and vertical mixers were tested at mix times of 3, 5, and 7 min mixing a beef finishing ration containing wet distillers grains. Test results were obtained using total mixed ration and Pennsylvania State University Particle Separator analyses. Results showed that the 3-min mixing time is sufficient, thus when adding distillers grains, longer mix times are not needed. The hay- corn-protein- DWG ingredient addition order is recommended for both mixers when using liquid additives in the ration in order to avoid unwanted bundle formation. Finally, the two mixer designs were both adequate in mixing a wet distillers grains ration.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Applied Engineering in Agriculture</em> 30 (2014): 199–204, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/aea.30.9912" target="_blank">10.13031/aea.30.9912</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Animal Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Animal Science
dc.subject.keywords Distillers wet grains
dc.subject.keywords Mixer wagon
dc.subject.keywords Beef feed ration
dc.title Mixing Beef Feed Rations Containing Distillers Wet Grains
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