Managing DDGS Variability
U.S. ethanol plants have been extracting distillers corn oil during the production of ethanol coproducts leading to highly variable oil and nutrient content in distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). This practice has prompted animal nutritionists to investigate the metabolizable energy (ME) content and net energy (NE) content in DDGS, which is used as an energy source in swine diets. Drs. Jerry Shurson, Pedro Urriola and Lee Johnston, and Animal Sciences graduate Fangzhou Wu (MS 2015), have been assessing the ME content of DDGS sources with oil content ranging from less than 5% to greater than 10%. This study was cited in an article titled "Managing DDGS variability". Read the full article online on page 16 of National Hog Farmer's Digital Edition.