As the use of corn for ethanol grows, pork producers are
asking about the use of co-products from the ethanol-making process. Iowa Pork
Industry Center (IPIC) director John Mabry said a new fact sheet on one
co-product, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS,) will provide some
"'Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS)' is the first in a planned
series called Feeding Bioenergy Coproducts to Swine," Mabry said. "The
series will be available in pdf-format on the IPIC Web site only, starting with
this DDGS fact sheet numbered IPIC 11a."
The publication includes current
Iowa ethanol production facts and statistics, as well as information on DDGS
composition, quality, variability and nutrient availability. It also offers
strategies for producers considering the use of DDGS in swine
Animal science professor Mark Honeyman and research assistant Pete
Lammers prepared this fact sheet and are developing additional topics for
inclusion in the series.
You can download the publication from IPIC here.
established in 1994 as a coordinated effort of the colleges of Agriculture and
Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University (ISU). Its mission is to promote
efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry
leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.
IPIC focuses its
efforts on programs that are integral and complementary to ISU Extension.
Through IPIC, Iowa producers receive accurate and timely information to make
their operations more efficient and profitable.
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