CrystalBlox New Self-fed Cattle Protein Supplement

cindy zimmerman

As cow-calf producers prepare for fall and winter feeding conditions, the makers of CRYSTALYX® have launched a new self-fed protein supplement for beef cattle to help improve forage utilization. CrystalBlox, developed by Ridley Block Operations which is part of the Alltech feed division, is the first supplement of its kind to be brought to the market in nearly 40 years. …

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A-Maizing DDGS at #ExEx16

Lizzy Schultz

Research continues to show the value of dried distillers grains (DDGS) as a high quality animal feed, and the need to increase global demand for DDGS was a hot topic of discussion at this year’s Export Exchange. Dr. Jerry Shurston, professor at the University of Minnesota and Consultant for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), gave a presentation during this year’s …

Ag Group, Audio, corn, distillers grains, ethanol, Export, Export, Feed

Global DDGS Utilization Discussion

Cindy Zimmerman

A panel of U.S. Grains Council consultants traded international perspectives on the utilization of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains (DDGS) in various countries during the Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit last week. The panel included (pictured left to right) Indonesia consultant Dr. Budi Tangendjaja, Moroccan consultant Dr. A. Ait Boulahsen, USGC Global Trade manager Alvaro Cordero and moderator Kevin …

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Supply Demand Outlook for DDGS at #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

Record domestic livestock supplies mean demand is increasing for the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) but the export picture is less clear, according to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper who talked about the DDGS supply-demand outlook at Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit last week. “We’re looking at record ethanol production this year, so …

Audio, distillers grains, ethanol, Export, Feed, International

Cubed DDGs Offer Better Animal Feed

Joanna Schroeder

Nebraska-based Rayeman Elements Inc. (REI) has developed and patented cubed distillers grains (DDGs). The company says this style of animal feed attains optimum cube integrity and nutritional value as compared to traditional forms of DDGs. More than five years in the making and $20 million in R&D, the company has also developed a new grain drying system that reduces the …

Agribusiness, distillers grains, Feed, Livestock

U.S. Exports of DG Set New Record in 2015

Jamie Johansen

A new summary of ethanol co-product trade statistics reports U.S. exports of distillers grains (DG) — a co-product of dry mill ethanol production — has set a new record of 12.56 million metric tons (MMT) in 2015. Last year’s DG export number was 11 percent higher than 2014, and was more than double the amount exported in 2009. The report …

Ag Group, distillers grains, ethanol, Feed

America's Renewable Future Makes Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

It was only eight months ago that America’s Renewable Future (ARF) was launched in Iowa with the goal of educating presidential candidates about agriculture and biofuels in general and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in particular. But what the coalition has accomplished in that short time has been so impressive that the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) recognized them with …

Audio, Cattle, distillers grains, ethanol, Livestock