Do DDGS affect Feedlot Cattle Health?
Steve Hendrick, Ph.D., John McKinnon, Ph.D. , Eugene Janzen, Ph.D. Tim McAllister, Ph.D.
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.