Energy Value of DDGS for Turkeys

Poultry

Background

Removal of a portion of the oil in the manufacture of corn derived distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) has become common place. As oil in DDGS is removed, both nutritive and non-nutritive components will be concentrated in the DDGS, including protein and fiber, respectively. The potential exists for a greater negative impact of de-oiling on ME for poultry due to decreased ability to digest fiber as compared to swine. The main objective of this study was to determine the metabolizable energy content of DDGS samples that varied in ether extract (crude fat) content using two different methodologies in young turkeys.

Energy value of DDGS for turkeys

By Sally Noll, Brian Kerr, and Gerald Shurson. University of Minnesota Research Update.