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
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.
A breakdown of the nutrients in Dakota Gold ProPellet as well as an overview of benefitsView full article
Dairy | Published September 18, 2018
A significant amount of research exists on feeding distillers to dairy cows, swine, poultry, and beef. However, very little research exists on feeding DDGS to replacement dairy heifers. This lack of data for replacement heifers represents a missed opportunity for producers as DDGS provides an excellent source of nutrients that match very closely with the nutrient requirements of heifers.View 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
Dairy | Published March 1, 2018
Improvements in fiber digestibility of Dakota Gold result in better performance for dairy cows. We did the research on how much value there is in improved fiber digestibility and its positive impact on performance.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
Effect of By-Product Inclusion Level on Milk Production, Nutrient Digestibility and Excretion, and Rumen Fermentation Parameters in Lactating Dairy Cows
Dairy | Published October 31, 2016
Barley and soybean meal can be replaced with soyhulls, dried distillers grains, and palm kernel extract without affecting milk production, digestive, or metabolic parameters in dairy cows offered a pasture-based diet.View full article
Evaluation of Growth Performance, Nutrient Utilization, Metablic Profile and Onset of Puberty in Dairy Heifers Fed Reduced-Fat Distillers Grains in Replacement of Forage in Limit-Fed Rations
Dairy | Published February 1, 2016
The objective of this study was to determine the maximum inclusion rate of reduced-fat distillers dried grains (RFDDGS) in limit-fed dairy heifer rations and to determine the effects on growth performance, metabolic profile, and onset of puberty.View full article
Dairy | Published July 20, 2015
The objective of this study was to use total collection and indirect calorimetry techniques to investigate the effect of including RFDDGS on energy and N utilization in lactating cow diets when replacing corn grain and soybean meal.View full article
Dairy | Published April 28, 2015
Dietary fat from DDGS can be used in high-plane of nutrition rations for growing heifers and maintain metabolic energy status compared with starch from corn, but alters the concentrations of different blood lipids.View full article
Dairy | Published April 28, 2015
Using DDGS or low-fat DDGS with corn in growing heifer rations can maintain performance. Utilizing the fat in DDGS as a dietary energy source in replacement of starch from corn did not influence growth performance or negatively affect nutrient digestion.View full article
Dairy | Published April 25, 2015
Producers can feed either DDGS or LFDG with corn in replacement of soybean products and corn to prepubertal heifers and maintain or enhance subsequent reproductive and lactation performance. Dietary fat from DDGS can replace starch from corn as an energy source for prepubertal heifers without detriment to later performance.View 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.
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.