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Download Chapter 1: Introduction, by Dermot J. Hayes (73 KB)

Download Chapter 2: Use of Distillers Co-products in Diets Fed to Beef Cattle, by Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Virgil R. Bremer (882 KB)

Download Chapter 3: Use of Distillers Co-products in Diets Fed to Dairy Cattle, by David J. Schingoethe (360 KB)

Download Chapter 4: Use of Distillers Co-products in Diets Fed to Swine, by Hans H. Stein (351 KB)

Download Chapter 5: Use of Distillers Co-products in Diets Fed to Poultry, by Kristjan Bregendahl (527 KB)

Download Chapter 6: The Value of Distillers Dried Grains in Large International Markets, by John A. Fox (514 KB)

Download Chapter 7: International Demand for U.S. Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles in Small Markets, by Nicholas D. Paulson (586 KB)

Download Chapter 8: Ingredient Value and Cost Calculator for Livestock and Poultry Diets, by Garland Dahlke and John D. Lawrence (2.3 MB)

Download Chapter 9: Transportation and Logistics in Distillers Grain Markets, by Frank J. Dooley and Bobby J. Martens (946 KB)

Download Chapter 10: Quality and New Technologies to Create Corn Co-Products from Ethanol Production, by Jerry Shurson and Abdorrahman S. Alghamdi (186 KB)


This book brings together in one publication the latest information and research findings of internationally renowned experts to help market participants understand how best to utilize distillers grains both in the U.S. domestic market and in international export markets.

The book discusses how to optimize distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to best suit the needs of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, and poultry, and how each species can best take advantage of current and improved DDGS products.

The book also lays out export opportunities for DDGS and describes challenges and technological hurdles that need to be resolved for better nutritional value and best storage and transport practices.

Editors: Bruce A. Babcock, Dermot J. Hayes, and John D. Lawrence

Contributors: Dermot J. Hayes, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Virgil R. Bremer, David J. Schingoethe, Hans H. Stein, Kristjan Bregendahl, John A. Fox, Nicholas D. Paulson, John D. Lawrence, Garland Dahlke, Frank J. Dooley, Bobby J. Martens, Jerry Shurson, and Abdorrahman S. Alghamdi.



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Midwest Agribusiness Trade Research and Information Center


Ames, IA


Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agricultural Economics | Animal Sciences | Economics

Using Distillers Grains in the U.S. and International Livestock and Poultry Industries