Getting the most from DDGS

Getting the most from DDGS

Feeding distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to swine can be a challenge. Unlike their ruminant cattle counterparts, swine have difficulty processing the feedstuff due to its high fiber content. DDGS has approximately three times the nutrient analysis of corn. But for swine, the relatively high fiber content of DDGS significantly reduces the net energy to gross energy ratio.

According to a recent study "Enhancing the Nutritive Value of Corn Whole Stillage for Pigs via Pretreatment and Predigestion" from South Dakota State University, pre-treatment of DDGS can be an effective way to get more from DDGS in swine by breaking down fiber into short fragments that can be easily fermented or into simple sugars that can be more easily digested. Conducted by Michigan State...

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