An important co-product of the ethanol production process is distillers grains. Distillers grains are the non-fermentable componenets of the corn and are rich in protein and fat making it a great feed supplement for livestock. The two main co-products that Siouxland Ethanol produces and markets are the Modified Wet Distillers Grains (MWDG) and the Dried Distillers Grains (DDG). By adding the corn-syrup back into the distillers grains it makes the grains even more nutritious.
The MWDG has become a very popular item in the cattle feeding industry. Our MWDG has a moisture content of approximately 55%. Our DDGs has been dried more extensively to approximately 10 – 12 % moisture, depending on the time of year.
Some other benefits of distillers grains are:
- Higher protein & nutrients
- Concentrated fat & energy levels
- Highly digestible
- Easier to ration for better feed intakes
- Cost effective