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Corn DDGS is a high-value ingredient for swine: Part 8

By Dr. Jerry Shurson, University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science and Dr. Brian Kerr, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service’s National Laboratory for Agriculture & the Environment in Ames, Iowa © 2019 Feedstuffs. Reprinted with permission from Vol. 91, No. 01, January 14, 2019 More than 90% of fuel ethanol plants in the U.S. are separating corn oil from thin stillage to produce distillers corn oil (DCO). In 2017, the U.S. ethanol industry produced about 3.6 billion lb. of DCO, with about half of this total being used to produce biodiesel and the other half marketed as a high-quality energy source for use in poultry and swine diets. The abundant supply of DCO, its high metabolizable energy (ME) content and relatively low price compared with other feed fats and oils make it an attractive energy source to use in commercial swine diets. The market price of DCO is closely related to the price of yellow grease in the U.S. market for fats and oils,

Swine Production Seminar March 20 in Okoboji, IA

University of Minnesota Extension is co-sponsoring a swine production seminar along with Iowa State University Extension, Hubbard and Elanco on March 20 at Arrowwood Resort Conference Center (1405 Hwy 71) in Okoboji, IA. RSVP to Lori Stevermer at 507-388-9471 or  by March 14. Speakers and Topics 9:30 a.m.       Registration and Welcome 10:00 a.m.     Pork Industry Update; What's the Future Look Like?                       Bill Even, National Pork Board, CEO  11:00 a.m.     Adapting to Change to Reach Production Goals                      Jim Moody, Hanor USA Noon            Lunch 1:00 p.m.     Leading Pig Health Issues; How to Survive in an Unhealthy World                     Darin Madson (VDPAM), Iowa State University 2:00 p.m.     Defining Teamwork; Coaching Employees to Succeed                     Tom Koch, Hubbard Feeds 3:00 p.m.     Wrap it up... Open discussion on other topics