Iowa cattle industry could boom thanks to ethanol
Anyway, farmers in Iowa think that the ethanol industry could not only help, say, corn farmers, but also cattle farmers, since one of the byproducts of making ethanol (de-starched corn kernels) can be used as a high-protein livestock feed, according to an article in the Des Moines Register. Since ethanol is a growing industry and Iowa is the top ethanol-producing state, a lot of this byproduct will be created, which could prompt a boom in the cattle industry in the state. One cattle feeder has been feeding ethanol co-products to cattle since 1985. Back then he bought wet corn gluten feed from Cargill Inc.'s corn syrup plant in Cedar Rapids, the article says.
[Source: Des Moines Register]
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