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Tuesday Truth #29 – New Use for Ethanol Co-Product Helps Hog Producers

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A scientist at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has found another use for the distillers grains produced during the ethanol process that helps cut pork producers feed costs. Here are some facts:

  • Distillers grains mixed with soybeans are as nutritional a meal for hogs as soybeans alone.
  • While soy meal runs $300 per ton, distillers grains cost only $125 per ton, saving hog farmers on their feed costs.
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