Cows join cars in ethanol line
Professor touts fuel byproduct as livestock feed
By Jenni Glenn
The Journal Gazette / FortWayne.com
Attendees listen during the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference.
Photos by Janelle Sou Roberts/The Journal Gazette
Marvin Abbott, Wayne Stockland and Gordie Jones talk at the DD Ingredient Distributors Inc. booth.
The ethanol plants being built in Wells County and other locations around Indiana will produce more than vehicle fuel.
Manufacturing ethanol also creates a byproduct that can be used to feed livestock. Adding that byproduct – called distillers’ grain – to a dairy cow’s diet can encourage the animal to eat more and produce more milk, a dairy science professor told the audience at the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference on Wednesday.