DDGS and Milk Fat Depression - Perception or Reality

POET Nutrition and Dakota Gold by POET proudly sponsor the webinar “DDGS and Milk Fat Depression - Perception or Reality”. This webinar features Dr. Hugo Ramirez from Iowa State University. Dr. Ramirez will provide webinar attendees with key insights on management and formulation strategies to effectively feed DDGS without affecting milk fat production. Additionally, this webinar will include a presentation by Mr. Dave Peschong from POET who will discuss POET’s strategies for ensuring nutritional consistency of Dakota Gold to their customers. Mr. Peschong will also provide a market update on factors affecting DDGS pricing and availability.

There are also a few published pieces we provided as handouts during the webinar. These can be accessed via the links below and also through the Journal of American Dairy Science.

Key Learning Points:

  • Mode of action(s) of milk fat depression
  • Industry perceived relationship of DDGS to milk fat depression
  • Dietary strategies for feeding DDGS without affecting milk fat production
  • Value of feeding DDGS and feed cost savings
  • “The POET Guarantee” - How POET ensures customers with a consistent product
  • Market update and trends for DDGS

Forage Particle Size and Fat Intake Affect Rumen Passage, the Fatty Acid Profile of Milk, and Milk Fat Production In Dairy Cows Consuming DDGS

This research is a published piece in the Journal of American Dairy Science by H. A. Ramirez Rameriz, K. J. Harvatine, and P. J. Kononoff. The results of this experiment show that effects of oil on milk fat depression were less severe when cows consumed long particle size, suggesting that dietary manipulations that modify rumen kinetics also affect milk fat production in dairy cows consuming reduced-fat dried distillers grains with solubles supplemented with corn oil. Read on to learn more

Fat and starch as additive risk factors for milk fat depression in dairy diets containing corn dried distillers grains with solubles

This research is a published piece in the Journal of American Dairy Science by H. A. Ramirez Rameriz, E. Castillo Lopez, K. J. Harvatine, and P. J. Kononoff. Research results suggest that fat and starch are additive risk factors that will likely induce milk fat depression in diets containing high inclusion of dried distillers grains with solubles.

Reduced-fat dried distillers grains with solubles reduces the risk for milk fat depression and supports milk production and ruminal fermentation in dairy cows

This research is a published piece in the Journal of American Dairy Science by H. A. Ramirez Rameriz, E. Castillo Lopez, C. J. R. Jenkins, N. D. Althuge, C. Anderson, S. C. Fernando, K. J. Harvatine, and P. J. Kononoff. Results from DNA sequencing showed that rumen bacterial community structure was relatively stable with minor changes at the family and genus levels; these changes may be associated with low starch diets, and hence reduced amylolytic bacteria populations. Feeding high proportions of RFDDGS resulted in greater dry matter intake with low risk for milk fat depression while supporting ruminal fermentation.