Feeding Corn Distiller’s Co-Products to Beef Cattle

Feeding Corn Distiller’s Co-Products to Beef Cattle

Distillers Grains Technology Council

Kent Tjardes and Cody Wright, Extension beef specialists

The ethanol industry is currently in the midst of a considerable expansion period in South Dakota and surrounding states. As more ethanol plants are built and begin production, the availability of co-products for livestock feed will increase dramatically.

Co-products may offer the cattle industry a tremendous opportunity to reduce feed costs without sacrificing performance. However, there are significant challenges that must be met before feeding these products.

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