Livestock Studies 2015, Vol 55, Num, 2     (Pages: 082-088)

Use of Distiller`s Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) in Animal Nutrition

Hasan Hüseyin ŞENYÜZ 1 ,Mehmet Akif KARSLI 2 ,Mehmet BAŞALAN 2

1 Uluslararası Hayvancılık Araştırma ve Eğitim Merkezi Mamak, Ankara
2 Kırıkkale Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Hayvan Besleme ve Beslenme Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Kırıkkale
Viewed : 799 - Downloaded : 432 Demand of energy depending on growing population and technology have increased in the worldwide. Thus people directed to alternative energy sources and renewable energy sources have led to emergence of new raw material in animal nutrition. The most preferred of these sources is Distiller`s Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) in recent years. The production processes, nutrient content, factors affecting quality of DDGS, utilization of DDGS in ruminant, poultry, and fish diets were detailly evaluated in this study. Moreover, some information regarding economical analysis of DDGS use in diets was also provided. In conclusion, the most important factor affecting the use of DDGS is the cost, because it is not produced in Turkey. Currently, it may only be feasible to use in dairy diet as a source of protein. Because barley is less expensive compared with DDGS as a source of energy, it is not necessary to use DDGS in the diets of feedlot cattle. Keywords : DDGS, alternative feed, possible use of DDGS in animal nutrition