McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Evaluation of Mixing Wet Distillers Grains with Ground Hay in a Bunker and Covering Modified Distillers Grains to Extend Storage Life—A Demonstration Project

Authors: Daryl R. Strohbehn (Iowa State University) , Daniel D. Loy (Iowa State University) , Joe Sellers (Iowa State University) , Kevin Maher (Iowa State University) , Dennis R. Maxwell (Iowa State University)

  • Evaluation of Mixing Wet Distillers Grains with Ground  Hay in a Bunker and Covering Modified Distillers Grains to  Extend Storage Life—A Demonstration Project

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Evaluation of Mixing Wet Distillers Grains with Ground Hay in a Bunker and Covering Modified Distillers Grains to Extend Storage Life—A Demonstration Project

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Abstract

The ethanol industry is rapidly expanding. As much as 40 percent of the energy cost is associated with drying of the feed co-products. Distillers grains are excellent sources of nutrients for the diets of beef cattle, but have a short shelf life. To expand the use of wet distillers feeds to more producers, longer term, low-cost storage methods are required. Studies done in 2006–2007 showed that bagging these products was an effective management practice, but was higher in cost than acceptable to some producers. Additionally, availability of bagging equipment is limited, thus encouraging other storage methodologies to be investigated.

Keywords: Animal Science

How to Cite:

Strohbehn, D. R. & Loy, D. D. & Sellers, J. & Maher, K. & Maxwell, D. R., (2009) “Evaluation of Mixing Wet Distillers Grains with Ground Hay in a Bunker and Covering Modified Distillers Grains to Extend Storage Life—A Demonstration Project”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2008(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2009
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