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Cattle CODE, an economic budget model for predicting feeding returns for distillers grains, was updated and four new economic scenarios were evaluated. Feeding WDGS resulted in larger economic returns compared to MDGS and DDGS when the hauling distance from the ethanol plant to the feedlot was less than 60 miles and the dietary inclusion was up to 40% DM. However, these economic returns were dependent on the price paid for the products. If MDGS and DDGS were priced based on their drying costs, then economic returns decreased compared to WDGS.