Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Livestock Industry Embracing Distillers Grains

USDA NASS Livestock Ethanol DDG Food vs FuelA 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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