October 31, 2008
October 31, 2008 - A new article has been posted to the 2008 edition of the Sheep and Goat Research Journal.
The article, "Feeding of DDGS in lamb rations - Feeding dried distillers grains with solubles as 60 percent of lamb finishing rations results in acceptable performance and carcass quality," was written by C. S. Schauer, M. M. Stamm, T. D. Maddock and P. B. Berg.
Little scientific documentation is available that evaluates maximum levels of dried distiller grain with solubles (DDGS) in lamb-finishing rations. The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of feeding increasing levels of DDGS in lamb-finishing rations on lamb performance and carcass characteristics. Lambs were harvested after 111 days of the feeding trial and carcass data was collected. Performance and carcass data were analyzed as a completely randomized design.
This and other industry-specific research articles can be accessed at www.sheepusa.org
by clicking on the research journal link.
In 2005, the journal transitioned from a paper publication to an online publication. Work is ongoing to format earlier editions into electronic format providing broader access to this current sheep industry research.