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
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[source: ethanol producer