New fact sheet on using DDGS in swine diets
As the use of corn for ethanol grows, pork producers are
asking about the use of co-products from the ethanol-making process.
Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) director John Mabry said a new fact sheet
on one co-product, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS,) will provide
some much-desired information.
"'Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS)' is the first in a planned
series called Feeding Bioenergy Coproducts to Swine," Mabry said. "The series
will be available in pdf-format on the IPIC website only, starting with this
DDGS fact sheet numbered IPIC 11a."
The publication includes current Iowa ethanol production facts and
statistics, as well as information on DDGS composition, quality, variability and
nutrient availability. It also offers strategies for producers considering the
use of DDGS in swine diets.
Animal science professor Mark Honeyman and research assistant Pete Lammers
prepared this fact sheet and are developing additional topics for inclusion in
To download the publication from IPIC, click here
was established in 1994 as a coordinated effort of the
colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University (ISU).
Its mission is to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa,
maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development
IPIC focuses its efforts on programs that are integral and complementary to
ISU Extension. Through IPIC, Iowa producers receive accurate and timely
information to make their operations more efficient and profitable.
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