A new report published by the USDA shows that livestock operations (beef, dairy, swine) are embracing ethanol co-products, known as distillers grains and corn gluten feed, as a nutritious component of their feeding operations. Over 9,000 operations in the Midwest were surveyed.
This news is important because it shows that the co-products of the ethanol process of converting corn to ethanol are being used for feed in the livestock industry.
The report found that in 2006 ethanol co-products were fed to livestock at 38% of dairy, 36% of cattle-on-feed, 13% of beef cattle, and 12% of hog operations.
As the ethanol industry produces more ethanol, these co-products will allow America's amazing agriculture community to continue feeding the US and the world.
Corn - it's food AND fuel.
The full report can be found HERE.
Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service
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