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This NebGuide details the type of byproduct feedstuffs available for beef and dairy cattle, a description of their characteristics and discussion of their nutrient value. Byproduct feeds have become a stabilizing factor in the economic success of many beef and dairy operations. Byproduct feeds are the residue that remains after feeds have been processed. The processing of soybeans into soybean meal results in a large supply of soybean hulls. Processing corn into high fructose syrup provides corn gluten feed and corn bran. Converting corn starch into ethanol provides distillers grains. Hominy, a byproduct of processing corn starch for human consumption, is another byproduct feed. The brewery industry provides wet and dry brewers grains, while the cotton and rice industries produce whole cottonseeds and rice bran. The wheat milling industry, located predominantly in western Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, produces wheat midds, another good byproduct feed.