Using Fiber for Cattle or Ethanol?

June 18, 2014
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New technologies are available in the ethanol industry allowing the conversion of cellulose to ethanol as an advanced biofuel. Currently new cellulosic ethanol plants are being constructed to use fiber many cattlemen rely on as a feedstuff. Future expansion of cellulosic ethanol includes using the fiber component of distiller grains which will change the nutrient composition of the byproduct and also how it is used in beef diets. In this recorded webinar, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor of Animal Science, Dr. Galen Erickson discusses how fiber is our #1 need for energy during the lifetime of most cattle. Recorded at the UNL 2014 Feedlot Rounddtable.