Ethanol By-Product Can Be Used as Dietary Supplement for Cattle
(Biofuels International) … The new research found that as the seasons progress, cattle find it increasingly difficult to digest a type of Bermuda grass – Tifton 85. However, the scientists also found that by supplementing the grass with dried distillers grains – the remains of ground corn fermented during ethanol production – the seasonal digestion issues can be minimised.
“Due to the ramp-up in ethanol production over the past few decades, there has been an abundance of this by-product in the beef industry,” explains Monte Rouquette, a professor with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “Originally viewed as a waste product of the industry, research began looking into other uses of the by-product.” READ MORE Abstract (Crop Science)