DDGS in dairy nutrition Technical Articles

Formulation and ingredients

Article published the May 7, 2018:

Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) – An Effective and Available Livestock and Poultry Feed Ingredient

After fermentation, ethanol is separated by distillation while the water and non-fermentable materials (known as whole stillage) are decanted or centrifuged which results in wet cake (e.g., removed suspended so...
Author/s :
Kurt A. Rosentrater
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Article published the March 16, 2015:

Does Forage Particle Size Affect How Heifers Utilize Distiller Dried Grains?

We conducted a study evaluating the growth performance and total tract nutrient digestion of heifers fed diets high in distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) with different forage particle size. Particle ...
Author/s :
Jill Anderson
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Article published the August 14, 2013:

Displacement ratios for US corn DDGS

INTRODUCTION When attributional life cycle assessment (LCA) is used to calculate the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of corn ethanol the consequences of feeding by-products from ethanol production (DDGS) must ...
Author/s :
Kirk C. Klasing
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Article published the June 27, 2012:

Distillers Grains & Milk Fat Depression

Fat is the milk component most easily modified by the diet with possible changes of up to 3 percentage units (Jenkins, 2007). Nutrition represents the environmental factor with the greatest impact on milk fat a...
Author/s :
Alvaro GarciaFernando Diaz, DVM, PhD
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Article published the January 26, 2012:

Overcome the variability of DDGS with NIR

DDGS can be used in poultry and swine feeds, provided that its quality meets nutritionist's expectations. As an industrial by-product from the ethanol industry, its composition may vary not only among suppliers...
Author/s :
Cecile Gady
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Article published the December 17, 2008:

Utilizing the Growing Local Supply of Distillers Grains

Across the Midwest, ethanol plants (primarily dry mill vs. wet mill process) are being planned and built and existing plants expanded. Today over 98 percent of commercially produced ethanol is used to extend ga...
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Article published the December 1, 2008:

Processing Feed Grains

Does Grain Need to be Processed?Although it is possible to feed whole grain to cattle, it is normally processed for a variety of reasons. Reduced separation and sorting of feed It is impossible to mix protein,...
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Composition of fat in distiller grains

Introduction Distillers grains (DG) originating from the corn-based fuel ethanol industry are an excellent source of energy and non-rumen degradable protein, and are an effective ingredient for dairy cattle d...
Author/s :
Alvaro GarciaFernando Diaz, DVM, PhDKurt A. Rosentrater
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