What additional protein do I need to include when I’m feeding distillers?” We often get this question from producers or nutritionists because they feel additional types (ruminally available vs “bypass”) of protein will promote animal performance. To address this question, University of Nebraska researchers conducted two experiments to measure cattle response to either urea or SoyPass. Results from both studies provided additional insights on this very important questionView full article
How do DDGS impact feedlot cattle fat levels? What are your options for pasture conservation alternatives? We’ve done the research for that.
Beef | Published October 23, 2018
Recent research demonstrates how producers can use DDGS to reduce feed costs and improve livestock performance. Research from North Dakota State University and the University of Nebraska provide excellent examples of these types of applications. Both of these articles highlight the importance of evaluating supplementation programs based not only on cost, but convenience and animal performance.View full article
A breakdown of the nutrients in Dakota Gold ProPellet as well as an overview of benefitsView full article
Determining the nutritional value of DDGS can sometimes prove difficult. We can measure value based on dollars per unit of protein or energy or perhaps calculate as a percentage of corn. However, DDGS provides both protein and energy and as a result, when we calculate value based on a single nutrient such as protein, we underestimate DDGS value. Comparing nutritional value to other ingredients using software such as Sesame provides a compromise between these two different approaches.View full article
Peer-reviewed research demonstrates DDGS differ based on production process. This information challenges industry perceptions about DDGS quality and suggests that nutritionists and ingredient buyers need to look at each DDGS differently when determining a value.View full article
Beef | Published April 2, 2018
Producers may need to adopt different strategies when using DDGS supplementation to increase body weight gain or conserve pasture.View full article
The color of DDGS does not relate to amino acid digestibility, as shown in research done by Dr. Carl Parsons and sponsored by POET.View full article
Beef | Published December 19, 2017
This study compared the effects of drying ethanol co-products produced from the dry milling process on feedlot cattle performance by feeding wet distillers grains plus solubles, modified distillers grains plus solubles, and dried distillers grains plus solubles in the same study.View full article
Beef | Published June 9, 2017
Results demonstrate increasing fat and sulfur from CDS in a coproduct-based diet markedly alters the liquid fraction ruminal microbiome, but does not elicit negative effects on relative abundance of identified fiber-fermenting bacteria.View full article
Impact of Low- and Medium-Oil Corn Dried Distillers' Grains Plus Solubles on Growth Performance of Feedlot Cattle
Beef | Published December 13, 2016
Low-oil dried corn distillers' grains plus solubles (LO-DDGS) resulted in higher DM intake and increased ADG in steers compared to medium-oil (MO) DDGS. During finishing, MO-DDGS improved feed efficiency compared to LO-DDGS.View full article
Effects of Reduced-Fat Modified Distillers Grains with Solubles in Finishing Diets of Feedlot Steers on Carcass Characteristics, Fresh and Processed Beef Quality
Beef | Published April 22, 2016
Results indicate feeding 45% RFMDG had no effect on carcass traits, decreased subjective toughness in steaks, and increased overall consumer appeal in bologna.View full article
Effect of Low-Fat Dried Distillers Grains Inclusion in Finishing Diets on Feedlot Cattle Total Tract Digestibility and Ruminal Fermentation Parameters
Beef | Published January 19, 2016
The low fat content of low-fat distillers grains could attenuate negative effects of high dietary fat on ruminal fermentation, support improved rumen function, and subsequently enhance overall nutrient digestibility, feed intake and utilization, and feedlot cattle performance.View full article
Beef | Published January 18, 2016
Increasing fat levels had minimal impact on intake, gain and gain efficiency, with little effect on carcass traits except marbling scores increased (P < 0.03) with corn oil level.View full article
The profile of Dakota Gold fits naturally with that of a lactating dairy cow. Low fat, high digestibility fiber and protein are the perfect blend for optimized milk production. Learn more about Dakota Gold characteristics.
Using dried distillers grains can lead to improved cost savings. Due to lower fat composition, Dakota Gold can be fed at higher inclusion rates and still maintain high carcass quality.
Improve your poultry’s nutritional quality and yield with our research. We’ve seen positive results in all types, from broiler chickens to layers.
Enrich your aquafeeds with distillers grains. These partial fish meal replacements can function as an alternative protein source for your aquaculture.
What are distillers grains? What’s the best inclusion rates for feed? Learn that and more with Dr. DDGS.