Department of Animal Science


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Published in 2009 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report (Lincoln, NE: December, 2008). Copyright © 2008 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


To better understand co-product utilization, inclusion rates, pricing and storage strategies, Nebraska cattle producers were surveyed regarding their co-product feeding and pricing practices. Although nearly 91% of cattle on feed in Nebraska were being fed ethanol co-products in 2007, many types of co-products were being utilized from both ethanol plants in Nebraska and surrounding states. As illustrated by the price data collected, especially those for wet distillers grains plus solubles, opportunities existed for pricing and storage strategies, although more price variation was present in the data collected from the survey as compared to the prices reported by the Agricultural Marketing Service.