Do DDGS affect Feedlot Cattle Health?

Do DDGS affect Feedlot Cattle Health?

Steve Hendrick, Ph.D., John McKinnon, Ph.D. , Eugene Janzen, Ph.D.  Tim McAllister, Ph.D.

Beef Research

Corn, wheat and other grains contain 68-70% starch, 10-13% protein, 2-4% oil, 2-3% fiber and 2% minerals. Bioethanol production only uses the starch from the grain. Therefore, the protein, oil, fiber, and minerals are much more concentrated in the dried distillers’ grains with solubles (DDGS) by-product than in the original grain.

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