SESAME, a Windows-based program created by
As ethanol production increases, so do its byproducts, such as distillers’ dried grains with solubles. Using SESAME is an efficient, accurate approach to determining the value of various types of distillers’ grains, says software developer Normand St-Pierre, an Ohio State Extension dairy specialist.
“There are several different types of distillers’ grains from which producers can choose. All are based on the ethanol production process and the equipment used, and all have different nutritional characteristics,” St-Pierre says. “Animals do not require specific feeds; they require nutrients. The SESAME software determines the nutritional values of those distillers’ grains and compares them to other commodities available in a given feed market.”
There are at least 10 different types of distillers’ grains available to producers in the
You can download the latest version of SESAME at http://www.sesamesoft.com. Users can try the software for free for seven days, after which the cost to register the program is $99.95. There is a version for users in the
For more information about SESAME, go to the Web site, or contact St-Pierre at