Energy Source of Feed Co-Products in Biofuels

When we say “bio-fuels co-products”, what is the first thing that comes to mind?  Usually, people think “protein” – and rightfully so.  And, to be fair, most livestock producers have the same thoughts!  Let’s face it:  protein is an expensive nutrient, on an individual basis.  However, the biggest single cost of producing animal protein is…

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Protein Quality is Key As Biofuels Co Product

Many producers of biofuels tend to think of co-products in terms of protein quantity – i.e., the percentage of crude protein.  While “quantity” is an important number, it has greatest application for ruminants (animals like cattle and sheep).  For non-ruminants (animals like pigs and chickens), the protein “quality” is much more important.  So, what makes…

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