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Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Calibrations for Moisture in High Moisture Corn Co-Products

Authors
  • Camille Vernieres (Iowa State University)
  • Charles R. Hurburgh (Iowa State University)
  • Glen Rippke (Iowa State University)
  • Connie L. Hardy (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Corn co-products from the ethanol industry have become a common feed ingredient in Midwest feedlot diets. However, nutrient composition, especially moisture, can vary by as much as 15% from load to load even from the same ethanol plant. Knowing the exact moisture content of the co-product is advantageous for proper ration formulation and cattle efficiency. This study demonstrates that near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technology shows promise for rapid, accurate assessment of moisture in wet corn co-products.

Keywords: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

How to Cite:

Vernieres, C., Hurburgh, C. R., Rippke, G. & Hardy, C. L., (2016) “Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Calibrations for Moisture in High Moisture Corn Co-Products”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 13(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-587

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Published on
01 Jan 2016
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