Modified Wet Distillers Grains plus Solubles unloading. Modified distillers grains is dried from 70% to close to 50% moisture to improve transportation and handling. Photo by F. John Hay
Ethanol Co-product Feeds such as distillers grains, corn gluten feeds, and distillers solubles are used extensively for livestock feeds.
UNL BEEF website is packed with usefull information about feeding of these products.
Below is a list of videos detailing the storage of ethanol byproduct feeds
Funding for these videos provided by North Central Region SARE
Ethanol Co-product Storage and Utilization Conference
Extension Educators, NRCS personnel, and animal science/agriculture teachers from community colleges and high schools converged in Mead, Nebraska. Storing wet distillers grains products was the focus of the conference on May 19-20, 2008. Sponsored by North Central Region SARE, the two-day conference, held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) Christenson Research and Education Building, featured a variety of educational seminars from professionals in business and university research programs and full-scale demonstrations of storage techniques. This page is your resource to the presentations and materials from the conference.
(Except for the video files, all files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. Free download of Adobe Reader.)
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Ethanol By-products Use for Feedlot Cattle slide show
Dr. Galen Erickson and Dr. Terry Klopfenstein. Beef Cattle Production , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Economics of Ethanol Co-product Storage slide show
Dr. Darrell Mark, Josie Waterbury, Dr. Rick Rasby. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nutrition, Feed Issues, Economics, and Research for Cow/Calf Producers Considering Grain Co-products Dr. Rick Rasby, Dr. Aaron Stalker, Beef Cattle Production, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ethanol Co-product Pricing slide show
Phil Kowalski, VeraSun Energy
Storing Wet Distillers Feeds: Iowa Update slide show
Dr. Dan Loy, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University
Molds and Mycotoxins: What Else Could Be in Your Distillers Grains? slide show
Dr. Tamra Jackson, UNL, Department of Plant Pathology
Molds and Mycotoxins slide show
Dr. Steve Ensley, Iowa State University
Storage of Wet Ethanol By-products: Nebraska Update slide show
Dr. Galen Erickson, Brent Plugge, Denny Bauer, Dr. Aaron Stalker, Beef Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nutrient Composition and Variation Among Wet and Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles
slide show Dr. Terry Klopfenstein, Dr. Galen Erickson, Beef Cattle Production , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sulfur-related Polioencephalomalacia in Cattle slide show
Dr. Dan Gould, Colorado State University
Utilization Manual: Beef manual
UNL, Department of Animal Science and the Nebraska Corn Board prepared this manual of utilization of ethanol co-products for beef.
Utilization Manual: Corn Processing Co-products Manual
UNL, Department of Animal Science and the Nebraska Corn Board prepared this manual of utilization of ethanol co-products for dairy, swine, and poultry.
Cattle Co-product Optimizer Evaluator (Excel spreadsheet)
Download the latest version beef.unl.edu/byproducts
Cattle CODE is a spreadsheet which evaluates economic returns for feeding by-products to feedlot cattle compared to a diet with no by-products. UNL, Department of Agricultural Economics.
Co-product Storage to Optimize Ration Expenses (Excel spreadsheet)
Download the latest version beef.unl.edu/byproducts
Co-product STORE is a spreadsheet that evaluated the economics of storing wet co-products. The spreadsheet can be manipulated to fit individual operations. UNL, Department of Agricultural Economics.
Ethanol Co-product Storage and Utilization in Grazing Systems
June 2-3, 2009 UNL, Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, NE
This conference was made possible with funding from the North Central SARE and featured expert speakers and tours on rangeland feeding and cow performance with distillers grains (DGS). Other topics included were dgs as forage replacement, meat characteristics, storage losses, and distillers use in dairy. A unique barrel storage systems was demonstrated for small areas.
Summer Supplementation: Plant, Animal and Environmental Response – A Nebraska Perspective download PPT – Terry Klopfenstein, Professor, Animal Science, University of Nebraska and Will Griffin, Ag Research Technician, University of Nebraska.
Grazing Management When Supplementing Co-Products download PPT – Jerry Volesky and Walter Schacht, Range and Forage Specialist, University of Nebraska.
Winter Supplementation – Utilizing Co-Products as a Supplement in Winter Range and Crop Residue Systems download PPT – Aaron Stalker and Rick Funston, Extension Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska.
Feeding Distillers Grains in the Dry-lots for Cows and Replacement Heifers download PPT – Rick Rasby, Extension Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska.
Feeding and Storing Ethanol Co-Products: What are Producers and Industry People Telling Us download PPT - Carl Bern, Iowa State University.
Impacts of Distillers Grains Feeding on Carcass and Meat Characteristics download PPT– Chris Calkins, Professor, Animal Science, University of Nebraska
Distillers Grains Use in Dairy Cattle Operations and Effect on Production and Milk Characteristics download PPT – Paul Kononoff, Dairy Nutrition Specialist, University of Nebraska.
Energy Value of Feeding Distillers in a Forage Diet and Feeding Fresh versus Stored Distillers: What Does the Research Say? download PPT– Terry Klopfenstein, Ruminant Nutrition, University of Nebraska.
Mineral Supplementation Strategies when Feeding Grain Co-Products download PPT – Dennis Bauer, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska
Producer Perspective: My Observations of Feeding Grain Co-Products on Nebraska Ranches - Terry DeGroff