This project shows that feeding DDGS does not cause defects in Swiss cheese; and can be utilized by ethanol and dairy producers when making decisions about their feed rations.
This study suggests that reduced-fat distillers grains can replace full-fat distillers grains in feedlot diets without having a negative impact on growth performance, carcass, or meat quality characteristics up to 20% dietary dry matter. Moreover, both reduced- and full-fat distillers grains can effectively replace dry rolled corn in feedlot diets.
Evaluation of the potential connection between Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles and manure pit foaming in commercial pork production systems
Results from this project will provide information regarding whether or not feeding DDGS is a causative factor in foaming of swine manure and provide insights on the amount of long-chain fatty acids and fiber in swine manure necessary to cause foaming.
Idea to reality: Build a mobile gasifer that can turn agriculture fibers into a charcoal-like residue, called biochar, that can be used for absorbing liquids, improving water quality and soil characteristcs, and creating energy. AURI’s role: AURI gathered data to find out what chemicals and nutrients were in the biochar and tested its absorbency. Further work on this high-potential project is ongoing. Outcomes: Char Energy was awarded a patent for… Read More »Char Energy, LLC
Idea to reality: As alfalfa prices soared over the last two years, Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers (MnVAP) saw a need for a lower-priced substitute for alfalfa feed pellets. AURI’s role: AURI helped the co-op develop, formulate, and test a lower-cost, blended-fiber feed pellet. Outcomes: MnVAP will manufacture 5,000 tons of the new feed pellets in 2014, and plans to triple production in 2015.