The National Corn Growers Association has produced a pocket-sized reference guide for basic distillers grains feedings recommendations for livestock.

The 16-page pamphlet highlights the advantages of feeding distillers grains to swine, cattle, dairy beef, dairy, poultry and sheep. Each section breaks down the maximum dietary inclusion levels for rations and notes the keys to best utilization of distillers grains. It also provides contact information for additional questions on feeding recommendations.

Distillers grains are a coproduct of ethanol production. Experts predict production of more than 9 million metric tons of distillers grains and 5 billion gallons of ethanol by the end of 2006.

The brochure is a shorter version of NCGA’s “Distillers Grains Feeding Recommendations,” which was released in October 2005. That manual is available on NCGA’s Web site, and provides background on the research associated with feeding recommendations.

Producers and state associations can order the brochure by calling Mel Gibson in NCGA’s St. Louis office at (636) 733-9004 .

NCGA news release