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Scientist Suggests Ethanol By-Product Could Be Used In Swine Feed

February 10, 2009

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Animal Scientist, Dr. Gary Apgar, has been testing a blend of distillers' grains (from ethanol byproduct) and soybeans as a source for swine protein in feed.  Dr. Apgar has been finding that the blend is every bit as nutritious as regular soybean meal, and less expensive as well.  Apgar's research is particularly timely due to the anticipated increase in ethanol production expected in the future.  This research has the potential to reduce the environmental impact of ethanol production while enhancing the value of the byproducts that are generated.