Condensed DDGS product is more stable
Producers have more than wet and dry options when feeding distillers grains
to their livestock, according to Montana rancher Irv
Feeding distillers grains is beneficial to the livestock industry, but they
don't have a long shelf life. The company SweetPro took the dried distillers
grains a step further in the drying process and condensed the product into a
block. "By taking all the water out and putting it in the block, the distillers
grains become stable for 18 months because of the enzymes and yeast that are in
the product," explained Haidle. "It becomes storable and shippable."
"To add value, SweetPro put organic
minerals, nutrients and salt in the center," said Haidle. "This is what they
call the ProBioTein, which has digestive aids comprised of agents used in
ethanol production. The products are distributed using distillers grains blocks,
which include lick blocks and granular pellets for horses."
consume the product have improved feed utilization, consumption and gain in
growing cattle because not a lot of energy is used in digestion. In addition,
the cattle have shown 125% utilization and enhanced digestibility of poor
quality hay, said Haidle.
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