To update customers on advances in research and end-users’ experience in feeding distillers’ dried grains with solubles, the U.S. Grains Council has released its third edition of A Guide to Distillers’ Dried Grains with Solubles.

This edition is greatly expanded over the previous versions. It includes updated research, new chapters discussing low-fat DDGS that’s now being produced by many U.S. ethanol plants, greater detail in feeding methods as well as practical experience on using DDGS today. Specific chapters regarding to DDGS applications in pork production include:

  • Use of DDGS in swine diets;
  • Use of reduced-oil DDGS in swine diets;
  • Managing pork fat quality when feeding high amounts of DDGS to grow/finish pigs.

“When you look at the increased breadth of knowledge surrounding DDGS, plus the new types of DDGS now entering the market, we believe this edition will help buyers and end users stay up-to-date on this high-quality feed ingredient,” says Alvaro Cordero, USGC manager of global trade.

“The handbook is designed to provide buyers the tools they need in understanding DDGS and to aid in developing relationships with sellers,” he adds. The ultimate goal is to help buyers be confident in the value of the DDGS purchases.

The handbook provides detail on the nutrient composition and digestibility of DDGS and recommended laboratory analytical procedures. Details on the physical and chemical characteristics of DDGS and answers to commonly asked questions are included.

Finally, a section on DDGS suppliers allows global buyers and end-users find additional information and opportunities to buy.

To view the handbook online and download the edition free, go to