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DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Dec 15, 2014 02:33 PM CST

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- Adding calcium oxide to distillers grains in cattle rations can reduce acidity and increase digestibility, resulting in better performance, according to recent research.

Jon Schoonmaker, assistant professor of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, recently published results from a collaborative project in which researchers from three universities examined utilizing calcium oxide (CaO) to increase rumen pH and increase inclusion rates of distillers grains.

Schoonmaker said he came up with the idea for the study three years ago when the popular method of dealing with corn stover was the time-intensive method of treating it with an alkali such ...

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