As the use of corn for ethanol production grows, pork producers want to know more about using the related co-products in swine diets. IowaStateUniversity’s IowaPorkIndustryCenter has created a new fact sheet addressing the use of distillers’ dried grains with solubles.

“’DDGS is the first in a planned series called ‘Feeding Bioenergy Co-products to Swine’,” says John Mabry, IPIC director. “The series will be available in PDF format on the IPIC Web site (www.ipic.iastate.edu) only, starting with the DDGS fact sheet numbered IPIC 11a.”

The publication includes current Iowa ethanol production facts and statistics, as well as information on DDGS composition, quality, variability and nutrient availability. It also offers strategies for producers who are considering using DDGS in swine diets.

Mark Honeyman, IowaState animal science professor, and Peter Lammers, research assistant, prepared the fact sheet and are developing additional topics for the series.

To read and download this publication, follow this link (PDF format).