Ethanol Blog
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter

Monday 04/07/14

Distillers Grains Less Likely to Cause Bloat Than Corn Fines

Using ethanol co-products can help livestock get the most out of rations, and with less risk of bloat, according to an article by Midwest Producers (…).

Chris Reinhardt, extension feedlot specialist at Kansas State University, said DDG is often less likely to cause bloat than corn fines.

Most nutritionists recommend a coarse crack for corn in order to achieve good digestion and minimize risk of bloat or acidosis. Although the particle size of DDG is very fine, its high fiber content makes it much less of a risk for bloat than corn fines.

Another benefit of wet or modified distillers grains is the high moisture content helps prevent fine particles settling to the bottom of the feed bunk.

Reinhardt added that co-products such as dried distillers grains are often used between 20% and 60% of the dry matter of rations and are often priced at a value to corn.

Cheryl Anderson can be reached at


Posted at 12:49PM CDT 04/07/14 by Cheryl Anderson
Post a Blog Comment:
Your Comment:
DTN reserves the right to delete comments posted to any of our blogs and forums, for reasons including profanity, libel, irrelevant personal attacks and advertisements.
Blog Home Pages
April  2015
         1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30      
Subscribe to Ethanol Blog RSS
Recent Blog Posts
  • An Economic Case for Ethanol
  • Spot Ethanol Gains at Argo, Steady in New York Harbor
  • Grains Council Works to Open Cuban Markets
  • Ethanol Production Sliding Lower
  • Spot Ethanol Advances After Bullish Weekly Supply Report
  • D6 RINs Extend Higher; Spot Ethanol Prices Flat
  • D6 RINs Edge Higher While Spot Ethanol Prices Ease
  • Corn Prices Remain Range Bound
  • DDGS Rise to Highest Level in Five Months
  • Spot Ethanol Prices Weaken Amid Sluggish Demand
  • Gasoline Stocks Change Direction
  • Spot Ethanol Prices Mostly Flat in Lackluster Trade
  • Spring Buying in the Air
  • DDG Prices Rise Slightly in Slow Week of Trade
  • Ethanol Drawing From Strong Gasoline Demand
  • Grains Council Targets Caribbean Markets
  • Spot Ethanol Prices Mixed in Thin Trade
  • April 1st Buying Frenzy on Supply Reductions
  • Bullish EIA Supply Report Spurs Rally for Ethanol Prices
  • Spot Ethanol Prices Moved Mixed After USDA Report