First Ethanol Co-product Report Due Soon

John Davis

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set June 29th as the date for its first-ever report on how livestock producers are using ethanol co-products for cattle and hog feeds.

This from the USDA’s web site:

The report, entitled Ethanol Co-Products Used for Livestock Feed, will highlight results of a survey conducted by NASS with the support of the Nebraska Corn Board. NASS contacted approximately 9,400 livestock operations in 12 states to determine whether they used ethanol co-products – including distillers grains and corn gluten feed – in their feed rations in 2006. NASS collected information regarding the volume and type of co-products fed, how the co-products were procured and used, and what concerns and barriers may have prevented operations from feeding co-products.

USDA will release the results on Friday, June 29th at 3:00 p.m. You will be able to see those results on the National Ag Statistics Service web site.

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