DAKOTA GOLD® RESEARCH
Digestibility and BPX Process
Factors besides just fat affect values of DDGS. Previous research has demonstrated fiber quality and quantity, amino acid content, and particle size can all significantly impact the feeding value. More recent research has now demonstrated that digestibility of specific components can help explain some of the differences observed in energy values of DDGS.
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