There is going to be plenty of distillers' dried grains with solubles given all the future ethanol production plans, so DDGS is a feedstuff worth considering. To assist with that task, the National Corn Growers Association has produced a pocket-sized reference guide that outlines basic distillers' grains feeding recommendations for livestock.

The 16-page pamphlet discusses feeding distillers' grains to swine, beef and dariy cattle, poultry and sheep. It breaks down the maximum dietary inclusion levels for rations and explains how best to utilize DDGS. It also provides contact information for questions on feeding recommendations.

DDGS is an ethanol byproduct, and production is expected to reach beyond 9 million metric tons by the end of this year, with ethanol production pegged at 5 billion gallons.

The brochure is a condensed version of NCGA’s Distillers Grains Feeding Recommendations, released in October 2005. That manual is available on NCGA’s Web site at It provides background details on the research associated with the feeding recommendations.

Producers can order the brochure by calling Mel Gibson with NCGA at (636) 733-9004, or contact your state’s NCGA affiliate organization.