Dried distillers grain with solubles (DDGS) is an important co-product of ethanol production. The nutrients remaining after processing — protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins — are concentrated into this valuable feed for livestock.
A bushel of corn weighs 56 pounds and will produce at least 2.8 gallons of ethanol and 17 pounds of distillers grain.
DDGS is a high quality feed for dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, poultry and aquaculture. It’s an economical partial replacement for corn, soybean meal, and dicalcium phosphate in livestock and poultry feeds.