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Feed weekly outlook: DDGs becoming another feed option

MarketsFarm – As traditional feed grains such as barley and wheat become more expensive due to persistent drought-like conditions in the Prairies, many feedlots are using alternative sources of feed for their animals. Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGs), the grain by-products which remain after starch has been fermented through the making of alcohol or […] Read more




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The environmental pros and cons of feeding dried distillers grains

Cattle fed DDGs produce less methane and more nitrogen, Lethbridge Research Station scientists have found

Reading Time: 2 minutes In beef production, finding a balance between feed costs and environmental health takes continuous navigation. Feed is one of the highest on-farm costs and when the price of barley, corn and wheat rises, producers often turn to using dried distillers grains (DDGs) in their rations. While this ethanol co-product lowers methane production in cattle by […] Read more