Utah State University Extension
In a feeding trial at Utah State University during the summer of 2013, it was found that cattle had higher ADG when fed SFC compared to whole corn. However, when the relative cost of SFC and whole corn were considered, feeding whole corn compared to SFC resulted in nearly identical feed costs per pound of gain. Actual and relative costs of SFC and whole corn can and do vary over time and across geographic regions. Therefore, feeders could use the information in this fact sheet to determine which feed will be the most economical for them.
Feuz, Dillon M. and Russell, Jesse, "Grain Finishing Beef: Alternative Rations, Cattle Performance and Feeding Costs for Small Feeders" (2014). All Current Publications. Paper 800.