DDGS Handling & Storage - An Engineer's Perspective
Did you know the particle size and nutrient composition of DDGS can sometimes make it difficult to handle and store? This can create challenges for feed manufacturers. Hear from experts in how to mitigate some of these challenges!
Wrinkle: Where Does Dakota Gold Add Value?
Wrinkle: Can I Feed Dakota Gold and Corn Silage Together?
Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn silage represent two of the most commonly used ingredients in dairy formulations. Additionally, these ingredients have similar nutritional characteristics and benefits for the dairy cow. This sometimes causes nutritionists to question if they can include both in diet formulations. Fortunately, recognizing and adjusting for certain factors can allow nutritionists to capture value from both ingredients.
Wrinkle: Does Particle Size of DDGS Affect Digestibility?
Researchers have demonstrated that reducing DDGS particle size improves the feeding value for pigs. However, many individuals have questions about the method of grinding and potential impact of stage of production (growing vs finishing) on nutrient digestibility. The study (Acosta, et al., 2020) shows that while the method of grinding has little impact on digestibility, body weight and particle size do affect the digestibility of nutrients in DDGS.