Sunday, October 21, 2007

Websites Offer Info on Dried Distillers Grains

Dried Distillers Grains DDGS Food vs FuelThe ethanol industry is one of the fastest-growing segments of U.S. agriculture and it produces a valuable co-product, dried distillers grains, which is used as feed for livestock and meat industry. Roughly 1/3 of corn used for ethanol is returned to the feed industry. And it's just one of the reasons why the recent criticisms of ethanol is unfounded.

Two recently updated sites offer valuable information regarding this important product.

University of Minnesota - DDGS
The latest information on feeding distillers grains by-products to dairy and beef cattle, swine and poultry is available. Corn is the grain most widely used in ethanol production due to its high fermentable starch content, so the majority of information on the Web site involves corn distillers by-products as livestock and poultry feed.

Ethanol Co-Products - NCGA
This site explains Dried Distillers Grains as well as offers information on feeding recommendations and nutritional characteristics.


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