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dried distiller grain with solubles, lamb diets, ethanol industry, nutritents

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ExEx 2053


Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


Dried Distiller Grain with Solubles (DDGS) is a palatable feed ingredient for growing/finishing lamb diets, serving as the supplemental protein source. This co-product from the ethanol production industry has a crude protein content of approximately 30% and its physical form is a meal. With the growth of the ethanol industry in the Midwest there is greater local access to DDGS. This has prompted more sheep producers to explore the use of this feed ingredient to lower production costs in lamb finishing enterprises. Sheep research feeding trials have been conducted at SDSU to provide information requested by producers.