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Wrinkle: DDGS Reduce Ration Costs - Even as Prices Increase

Many producers and nutritionists start to wonder if DDGS still provides value in swine diets when DDGS prices start to trend upward. This question becomes more difficult to answer when we start to consider the factors that determine value of DDGS. Costs of ingredients like corn and soybean meal, inclusion of DDGS, and even variables such as estimated carcass loss related to feeding fibrous feeds all become important. In the end, even though DDGS may increase in price, continuing to include DDGS in diet formulations may still provide cost savings for the swine producer.