Dried distillers grains are a side product of microbiological production used as an efficient protein additive with a high concentration of biologically active substances - vitamins, carotinoids and organic acids.
Dried distillers grains have a long shelf life which is an undeniable advantage. The product keeps its non-toxic and safety features even after 6 months of proper storage. Using dried distillers grains is profitable for animal breeding as it increases the production of meat, milk, eggs and improves their quality. Dried distillers grains are highly profitable from the economic point of view.
Dried distillers grains features:
– High contents of protein (29-37%), which is equal to sunflower cake by its efficiency and nutrition value;
– High contents of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, В12, E, Н, K), nicotinic and folic acids, biotin, choline and provitamin D2;
– Rich aminoacid contents (tryptophan, lysine, glycine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, proline, methionine, cystine, glutamic acid, threonine etc.), para-aminobenzoic acid and caratinoids, the comprised contents of which reaches 36% – absolutely dry substance equivalent;
– Dried distillers grains contain such important microelements as iron, zinc, manganese, copper;
– Low humidity level, below 10%.
Approximate dried distillers grains additive amount per animal per day:
- cattle (oxen, cows) – 500-700g;
- cattle young stock – 200-300g; piglet – 170-210g
- breeding pigs 250-300g; horses – 500g
- adult birds – 5g; poults – 2g
In other words, an average amount is 1-1.3 g per day per kg of body weight.
Thus, dried distillers grains can become an additional source of highly valuable feed protein, digestible carbohydrates, vitamins and microelements. Being used as feed additive for farm animals, it increases the productivity substantially and decreases the consumption of feed grain.