Distillers’ grains consist of the protein, fat, fiber, minerals and vitamins that remain after the starch portion of corn has been used for ethanol production. These concentrated nutrients make distillers’ grains a valuable feed ingredient for dairy and beef cows, hogs and poultry. Available from every GreenField plant, they can be safely used as energy and/or protein supplements.
GreenField sells four forms of distillers’ grains directly to farmers:
- Dried Corn Distillers’ Grains with Solubles (DDGS) is a medium fiber, high protein, high energy dry feed product with a good blend of minerals and nutrients. It functions as an economical partial replacement for corn or soybean meal in dairy, beef, swine and poultry feeds. DDGS can be stored for long periods of time and are available from every GreenField plant except Tiverton.
- Modified Corn Distillers’ Grains with Solubles (MWDGS) has 50 per cent more moisture than DDGS. It is also a medium fiber, high protein, high energy feed product with a good blend of minerals and nutrients. If handled properly, MWDGS can be stored for long periods of time on the farm in silo bags, bunk silos, etc.
- Wet Corn Distillers’ Grains (WDG) help to bind other feed ingredients while improving overall palatability. By adjusting the amount of moisture present in feed, WDG is also used to improve digestion and increase total intake. With a higher energy concentration, lower cost and shorter shelf-life than DDGS, it is an attractive feed option for farmers in the vicinity of any GreenField plant.
- Condensed solubles (CDS) is a liquid source of digestible protein, energy, vitamins and minerals, including phosphorus and potassium. CDS is an excellent feed for swine and works well with liquid feeding systems.