Beef Safety Research into Ethanol Co-Product

Missouri Beef Industry CouncilColumbia, MO (AgNewsWire) Increasing numbers of Missouri beef cattle producers are feeding their animals with a by-product of ethanol production known as distillers’ grains and research is showing that this practice provides a nutritious, low cost feed supplement for cattle and a healthy final product for consumers.

Missouri currently has six ethanol plants in production and Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) board member and cattle producer Jim Freeman of Salem says the use of distillers’ grains for feed is widespread across the state. “Quite a bit of effort is going into promoting the product of dried distillers’ grains especially to cow-calf producers and stocker producers,” said Freeman.

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