Enhanced DDGS Aims to Perk Up the Pigs
Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) is a co-product of ethanol production from cereal grains and can reduce feed costs while providing amino acids and energy to pigs. Feed costs are a large portion of the production costs for swine with energy and protein being the most expensive components. Absorbing the energy from DDGS is difficult due to the high fibre content which also increases the amount of manure produced. A new low fibre DDGS with high protein content, including higher lysine, is being investigated on its digestibility. The new DDGS had energy digestibility of 83% compared to 71% for the conventional DDGS. If corn and soy become more expensive, DDGS could be a possible alternative for swine diets.
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