Seventy-eight crossbred steers were used in a comparative
Four corn processing treatments were
conditioned steam flaked
Steers were implanted with Synovex
S® at the beginning
of the trial
7.5% (w/w) water was added to the corn, which was then allowed
to sit for 2 hours before further processing
SarTemp was metered onto the grain at the rate of 5 fluid ounces
per ton of grain
The basil diet contained
Results Table 1: Effect of SarTemp Conditioning on Feedlot
Rolled Corn +
Steam Flaked +
Empty body Wt. (initial)
Final body Wt.
Empty body gain (lbs./day)
Dry matter intake (lbs./day)
Feed Untilization (DM)/Gain, lbs.
improved feed intake efficiency by 2.4% and 1.80% for rolled and steam-flaked
corn, respectively. In both cases, SarTemp allowed for the cattle to better
use the energy content of the corn, which translated into higher feed
Metabolism Study - Feeding Trial #1
Dietary treatment effects on ruminal and total tract digestion
were evaluated in a metabolism trial involving four ruminally and intestinally
SarTemp® conditioning improved ruminal microbial
efficiency by 15.8 %.
SarTemp® conditioning improved total tract starch
digestion by 3.5 %.
The SarTemp® conditioned corn had a greater intestinal
digestibility than the dry corn.