With increased corn-based ethanol production in Indiana, the use of ethanol co-products to feed livestock has become of interest to Hoosier livestock producers. Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) supported a market analysis of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) for both the U.S. and Indiana by Dr. Frank Dooley, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.


U.S. DDGS Market Analysis

Prior research presumes that the U.S. livestock feed demand for dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) can accommodate the rapid growth in DDGS production. The objective of this work is to reexamine the market potential for DDGS by considering factors that limit the adoption rate of DDGS. Click here to download a PDF of this document.
Indiana DDGS Market Analysis

The rapid expansion of the ethanol industry in Indiana has saturated the local market for the principal co-product, distillers grains with solubles (DDGS). In the near term, Indiana’s livestock industry can be expected to consume up to 895,000 tons of DDGS per year. But given production of 2.7 million tons, Indiana’s ethanol producers will rely on railroads and barges to ship excess production to out-of-state destinations. Livestock producers will have a ready access to DDGS across the state. Click here to download a PDF of this document.

Distillers Grain Handbook: A Guide for Indiana Producers to Using DDGS for Animal Feed

Along with the rest of the country, livestock producers in Indiana are investigating the use of ethanol co-products as substitutes for corn and soybean meal.  This handbook serves as a tool for Indiana producers interested in the basics of feeding dry grind mill ethanol production co-products.  After briefly describing the two main types of distillers grains and typical feeding recommendations, this handbook identifies sources of distillers grains in Indiana and key web resources. Click here to download a PDF of this document, or view the online version.