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What is the difference

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:54 pm
by Faster horses
between DDG's and Corn Gluten? Pros and cons of each.

I'm ignorant on these products because we don't have them in our area.

Thanks in advance.

Re: What is the difference

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:58 pm
by Haytrucker
I have no experience with corn gluten, but I believe it's extracted when corn is processed for industrial use, corn sweeteners etc. Dried distillers grain is a refined by-product of ethanol production. It is a cheap enough source of 30 ish percent protein to ship at least 300 miles. It really puts a shine on grass calves over the winter, and fits in any mixed ration. If you can feed it right, it will winter cows. I prefer alfalfa because I think you get more than protein, and I have seen that 5 pounds help fill bellies. I don't know the exact CP, I just see the results.

Re: What is the difference

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:43 am
by Traveler
If you haul the ddg too far in a regular hopper bottom grain trailer it can kind of set up and be a little difficult unloading, and don't ever store it where you can't get at it with a loader.

Re: What is the difference

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:52 am
by 4Diamond
I have a hard time getting straight DDG to flow thru my cake feeder very well. We 5 gallon bucket feed about 60 buckets of ddg on a daily basis here currently and it's stored in a commodity shed.