DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:25 AM CDT

Research has found that the polyunsaturated fatty acids in dried distillers grains can suppress milk fat production in cows fed diets high in DDG. But supplementing rations with potassium carbonate can help counteract that milk fat suppression.

A recent feeding trial at Ohio State University at Wooster examined the use of supplemental potassium carbonate in lactating dairy cows on high-DDG diets, according to Bill Weiss, professor of dairy nutrition at OSU.

The study was prompted by research that showed distillers grains are a risk factor for milk fat suppression. One theory about why that happens is that distillers are high ...

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