K-State proposes DDGS for swine feed
Recent lower prices for dried distillers grains with
solubles (DDGS) may warrant a second look by swine
The above suggestion has been made by Mike Tokach, swine specialist with
Kansas State Research and Extension Department.
"The high cost of DDGS in comparison to corn and negative responses in growth
performance have prevented us from using DDGS in the past," said Tokach.
However, other studies have shown positive growth similar to that of a
In many parts of the US, DDGS prices have dropped recently due to increases
in ethanol production, while corn and soybean meal prices have risen.
As DDGS levels increase in a pig's diet,
carcass fat softens and carcass yield declines. Producers are advised to note
this at the packaging stage.
Kansas State Research and Extension can be contacted by producers to assist
with adding DDGS to swine diets.
â€¢ Kansas State Research
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