This research can help direct cattle producers on design, construction and management of their feeding operations to effectively raise cattle along with gaining greater economic value to manure. The manure can be applied to corn and other crop fields for potentially enhanced yields.
Impact of feeding diets containing reduced-oil distillers dried grains with solubles on growth performance and pork fat quality of growing-finishing pigs
Reduced oil concentration in DDGS has minimal, if any, effect on growth performance and carcass com The reduced oil concentration in DDGS generally improves pork fat quality when high levels of DDGS are added to growing-finishing diets, but the magnitude of this improvement is not proportional to the change in oil content among DDGS sources.
This project shows that feeding DDGS does not cause defects in Swiss cheese; and can be utilized by ethanol and dairy producers when making decisions about their feed rations.
This study suggests that reduced-fat distillers grains can replace full-fat distillers grains in feedlot diets without having a negative impact on growth performance, carcass, or meat quality characteristics up to 20% dietary dry matter. Moreover, both reduced- and full-fat distillers grains can effectively replace dry rolled corn in feedlot diets.
Evaluation of the potential connection between Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles and manure pit foaming in commercial pork production systems
Results from this project will provide information regarding whether or not feeding DDGS is a causative factor in foaming of swine manure and provide insights on the amount of long-chain fatty acids and fiber in swine manure necessary to cause foaming.