"With the expansion of ethanol plants in Illinois and the
Midwest, the production and availability of corn co-products,
mainly corn gluten feed and distillers dry grain solubles, will
play a major part in reducing the cost of beef cattle diets,"
said Dave Seibert, U of I Extension animal systems educator
based in East Peoria. "However, it is important for producers to
have a good understanding of these and other byproducts,
transportation costs, and feeding guidelines."
ethanol plants are located throughout central and northern
Illinois. Two plants are under construction and two more are
being expanded. There are also two corn processing plants that
do not produce ethanol but periodically have co-products
available. Western Illinois producers have access to three
plants located in Iowa, and in both states there are between 45
and 50 plants that are in varying stages of development, ranging
from early planning to the early stages of construction.
Topics covered at the seminars: the locations and amounts of
byproducts; types of co-products; the value and cost of
co-products; trucking, storage and loss of co-products; examples
of storage; building an economical ration; and feeding levels of
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Dates, locations and times for the seminars:
Jan. 16 -- Pekin,
Tazewell County Extension office, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jan. 17 -- Perry,
John Wood Community College, 1-3 p.m.
Jan. 17 --
Jerseyville, Super 8 Motel, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jan. 31 -- Macomb,
intersection of Illinois 67 and 136, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jan. 31 --
Roseville, American Legion Hall, 7-9 p.m.
Feb. 2 -- Lewiston,
Fulton County Extension office, 8 a.m.-noon
Feb. 12 --
Hennepin, Steel Workers Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 --
Petersburg, Wankel Pioneer Feed store, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
People interested in attending should contact their local
Extension office or the host Extension office for further
information. Seibert can be contacted at 309-694-7501, ext. 224, or
by e-mail to email@example.com.
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