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DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:55 AM CST

A USDA researcher and his colleagues have studied using dried distillers grains as the main component in cat litter, although the project was somewhat of an accident.

According to Dr. Steven Vaughn, plant physiologist at the Functional Foods Research Unit for the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Peoria, Ill., he was looking at DDG for horticultural applications when he found that DDG had an odor, especially as it begins to decompose.

A colleague who was conducting some experiments with corn oil found that when the oil was extracted from DDG, it no longer smelled bad. It had a pleasant, grainy ...

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