The provincial and federal governments have given the University of Manitoba more than $200,000 to further research how to enhance the value of livestock feed uses for distiller's dried grain.
D.D.G's is a cereal by-product created through the distillation process used to produce ethanol.  Associate Dean of Research Karen Wittenberg says the project will examine the chemical characterization of wheat based distillers grain, and evaluate its nutritional value.  She adds we may not have that far to go because today's new plants produce a higher quality D.D.G.  Traditionally dried distillers grains have been used as beef and dairy feed.  Wittenberg says the goal is to expand that market.  Work already underway at the u of m is studying how dried distillers grains would fit into poultry and swine rations.