DDGS in the poultry industry?

28-08-2008 | |
Yegani

Increasing ethanol production has resulted in creation of substantial amount of DDGS.¬†Experimental studies have shown that DDGS can be used as a feed ingredient in broilers, laying hens, and turkeys’ diets especially if it is produced at the modern ethanol production sites.

There were a large number of presentations on DDGS-related issues in the 97th annual meeting of Poultry Science Association (PSA) in July 2008. 
Dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) is a by-product of the ethanol industry in which cereal grains (mainly corn and wheat) undergoes a fermentation process. Increasing ethanol production has resulted in creation of substantial amount of DDGS. Experimental studies have shown that DDGS can be used as a feed ingredient in broilers, laying hens, and turkeys’ diets especially if it is produced at the modern ethanol production sites.
Variation in nutrient composition and also availability of these nutrients to the birds are among the factors which may limit use of DDGSs in poultry diets.
I – Do you have any experience of adding DDGS into commercial poultry diets?
II – If so, what is the inclusion rate that works for your flock(s)?
III – Can DDGS be considered as an alternative feed ingredient to help the industry to cope with rising cost of feed?
 

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