Price Is Right on Distillers Grains

Price Is Right on Distillers Grains

Management options help cattle feeders get longer life for DDGS.

Now is the time to be looking for winter cattle feeding options, says Kansas State University Extension Livestock specialist Sandy Johnson.

Speaking to attendees at a ranch management field day in Palco, Johnson said distillers grains are currently priced at lower levels, selling for $85 a ton in many areas.

She said storage has been a problem for wet grains, but there are options to make it keep longer, including storing it in large silage bags, mixing it with dry forage or piling and covering on a concrete pad.

In another session of the same event, CattleFax market analyst Chad Spearman said he expects the tightest fed cattle supplies to come in October and prices to push back. However, he said the he expects it to be six to 12 months before there is a turnaround in beef demand.

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