SEMINAR - Using Corn Co-products in Swine Diets

IOWA - Swine and cattle producers are invited to a half-day seminar on efficiently and feasibly including corn co-products in existing livestock diets.
calendar icon 29 January 2003
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The program, "Feeding Corn Co-products to Beef and DDGS to Swine," will be held in Bancroft at the Bancroft City Office Monday, Feb. 24. It will feature a morning session for pork producers and an afternoon session for beef producers on management and cost issues related to adding distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to livestock diets, according to program coordinator Dennis DeWitt, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension livestock field specialist. The pork session runs from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the beef session runs from noon to 3:30 p.m.

DeWitt said recent research shows swine producers can capture some benefits by feeding DDGS.

"DDGS can be a cost-reducing alternative to feeding corn, can improve finishing health and can reduce the phosphorus concentration in manure in an environmentally friendly way," DeWitt said. "If the product saves money, improves health and is good for the environment, why not feed it to swine?"

The swine session will feature University of Minnesota swine nutrition specialist Jerry Shurson and the beef session features Dan Loy, ISU Extension beef specialist. Shurson will talk about the feeding value of "New Generation" DDGS for swine and will emphasize the critical issues of feeding management and nutritional formulation. His research shows some benefit when feeding DDGS in preventing ileitis by reducing stomach lesions.

ISU Extension agricultural engineer Kris Kohl will outline changes in nutrient content of manure when using corn co-products in livestock diets. DeWitt will present information on factors in pricing DDGS and a cost analysis of corn co-products in livestock diets.

Cost is $10 per person for either or both sessions, which includes lunch. Preregistration is strongly encouraged by Feb. 21. To preregister, send your name, address, phone number, choice of session you will attend (beef, pork or both) and a check (payable to Kossuth County Extension) to Kossuth County Extension, 1121B Hwy 18 E, Algona, IA 50511. For more information, contact Kossuth County Extension at (515) 295-2469.

The program is sponsored by Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Beef Center, ISU Extension and Midwest Grain Processors.

Source: Iowa Pork Industry Center - 29th January 2002

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