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
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.
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
Swine | Published February 1, 2018
Reduced-fat DDGS minimize negative effects on fat quality while still supporting optimal animal performance. This strategy provides a good option during times of tight profit margins in the swine industry.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
Swine | Published May 6, 2016
Feeding pelleted diets improved growth performance and increased carcass weight and fatness without causing the development of gastric lesions that would reduce the value of the stomach to packers. Furthermore, inclusion of DDGS in diets reduced HCW and dressing percent and increased GI tract and GI tract contents weight but had no effect on gastric lesion development or LM quality.View full article
Pork Fat Quality of Pigs Fed DDGS with Variable Oil Content and Evaluation of Iodine Value Prediction Equations
Swine | Published February 5, 2016
Reduced oil content of DDGS generally decreased the negative impact of feeding DDGS diets on pork fat quality by lowering the IV of pork fat depots.View full article
Evaluation of ME Predictions and the Impact of Feeding Maize DDGS with Variable Oil Content on Growing-Finishing Pigs
Swine | Published January 19, 2016
Reduced EE content of DDGS sources did not affect ADG, ADFI, and carcass composition, and led to improvements in pork fat quality. These results suggest that current ME predictions need to be refined for more accurate estimation of ME content for low-oil DDGS sources for swine.View full article
Swine | Published January 5, 2016View full article
Final Validation of Reduced-Oil DDGS Energy Prediction Equations for Swine and Widespread Industry Implementation
Swine | Published January 5, 2014
DDGS priceshould not be discounted because of reduced oilcontent, and provides convincing evidence to maintain existing diet inclusion rates for DDGS in swine. Ultimately, these results will help maintain demand in domestic and exports markets for using U.S. DDGS in swine diets.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.
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.
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.