Distillers dried grains is readily available all year with some dry-mill distillers processing 50-250 thousand bushels
of grain per day. For each 1,000 bushels of grain 8-9 tons of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) is produced.
Truck, railroad, river barge and ocean delivery are now being utilized to transport the product. Information and
sources of supply are available from Distillers Grains Technology Council (DGTC), whose members produce consistant high quality
Today distillers grains is predominantly sold commercially as distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS).
This is a stable, free-flowing granular product that is yellow/tan to brown in color with a bulk density of 30-40
pounds per cubic foot. Product color may vary, but several animal studies have shown that color is not an indicator
of nutritional quality. DDGS with a uniform moitsure (8-12%), properly cooled and stored in a cool, moisture free
location has a long storage life.
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