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Japanese get DDGS update in the US

How to incorporate DDGS, a coproduct in the ethanol production, into high quality pelleted feed for beef, dairy cattle, poultry, and swine was the theme of a DDGS Short Course at the Northern Crops Institute in Fargo, N.D., on Aug. 14.

Interesting was the presence of a eight member Japanese team, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council. Dr. Kim Koch, NCI Feed Center manager and coordinator of the course said the Northern Crops Institute offers educational programs to promote the utilization of U.S. distillers grains globally. "Japan is not such a large DDGS user yet, but feed companies are considering their use quite seriously," he said.

"This short course group represents feed companies, a poultry company, and a large farmers' organization. These feed companies have tried to use DDGS, but have had some problems." During the visit, the Japanese discussed those problems with the NCI staff, who offered ways to modify equipment and formulations to increase their satisfaction with the pelleted feed.

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[source: ethanol producer magazine]

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