Feed Supplements: Changes in Distillers’ Grains

Feed Supplements: Changes in Distillers’ Grains

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Distillers’ grains are a byproduct of the ethanol industry and have become a common supplement for beef cattle to add protein in the diet. The fat content is also beneficial. In recent years, however, many ethanol plants have been reducing fat levels in the residue that ends up as cattle feed. Cattle producers need to be aware that nutrient levels can vary greatly, depending on where you purchase the distillers’ grains.

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