50 Billion Quarter Pounders from Ethanol Co-Product

In Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Livestock by Cindy

The livestock feed generated as a co-product of ethanol production is enough to make 50 billion quarter-pound hamburgers each year, according to a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association. According to the report, “Fueling a Nation; Feeding the World,” ethanol producers are expected to turn out about 39 million metric tons of livestock feed in the form of distillers …

Using DDGS for Swine and Poultry

In Distillers Grains, Ethanol by Cindy

Swine and poultry producers are using the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) as feed for good reasons. Dr. Phillip Smith, a nutritionist with Tyson Foods, spoke at the recent Export Exchange event sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council about the value of DDGS in the poultry sector. “It’s a very good …

Growing Corn, Feeding Cattle and Producing Ethanol

In Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Events, Farming, feed, Food, Food vs Fuel, International, Production, Video by Chuck

We often hear about friction between the producers of corn and livestock over the growth in the production of ethanol. One Iowa farmer had an idea to diversify his operation and do both! Judging by the tour that the TATT Global Farmer to Farmer Roundtable participants received at his farm, Couser Cattle Company, he’s doing it very successfully. Our host …

Export Exchange Brings DDG Buyers/Suppliers Together

In Audio, Distillers Grains, Exports, International by Chuck

The Export Exchange 2010 is taking place in Chicago, IL. This event brings in international buyers and U.S. suppliers of DDGS and coarse grains. The attendance has met if not exceeded expectations. There are nearly 500 attendees, with about 180 of them coming from another country and there are 33 countries represented. On hand is the President/CEO of the National …

Distillers Grains Exports Piling Up

In Audio, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Exports by Cindy

Distillers grains exports keep piling up. Exports of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) hit a new record in July of 886,300 metric tons – which is more than was exported in one year prior to 2005. Total exports this year so far are 4.95 million metric tons, getting close to the total last year of 5.65 …

Experts at Export Exchange

In Distillers Grains, Exports by Cindy

Anyone involved in the production of corn should be planning to attend the upcoming Export Exchange 2010, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Oct. 6-8, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel in Chicago. The event will focus on increasing exports of both coarse grains and the emerging growth market of the …

Ethanol Carbon Footprint Improving

In CUTC, Distillers Grains, Ethanol by Cindy

In the last, but certainly not the least, of our posts from the recent 2010 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) in Atlanta, we hear from Steffen Mueller, principal research economist at the University of Illinois-Chicago Energy Resources Center. Mueller did two presentations at the CUTC, both related to the increasing efficiency of ethanol production that continues to improve its …

Researchers Find that Food from Fuel Saves Lives

In Distillers Grains, Food vs Fuel by Cathryn

What if you could use the same kernel of corn to both fuel your car and provide essential nutrition for a malnourished child half way around the world?  The anti-ethanol propaganda machine would tell you this is impossible, but researchers from South Dakota State University believe that a corn ethanol byproduct could play an important role in fighting world hunger. …

Effect of Grain Quality on Ethanol Production

In Audio, CUTC, Distillers Grains, Ethanol by Chuck

You may be interested to know how grain quality affects ethanol production and DDGs. If so, then you would interested in Leland McKinney’s presentation at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference. I spoke with him to learn about his research on this topic. Leland is Extension State Leader in the Dept. of Grain Science at Kansas State University. To start …

Optimizing DDGs for Pork Producers

In Distillers Grains, Livestock by Cindy

The ethanol by-product known as dried distillers grains, or DDGs, is being fed more often these days to all types of livestock. At first, it was mainly beef and dairy cattle producers that utilized the product, which is rich in protein, fiber and oil. Now more hog producers are using the product, which serves to recapture about one third of …