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DDGS supplement for more productive livestock breeding
DDGS supplement for more productive livestock breeding
"Bulgarian dairy production is among the most inefficient in the EU, along with Romania" is stated in one of the analysis developed by the Institute for Market Economics. "In order to survive, Bulgarian stock breeders should work towards increasing their herds and rapid growth in the average milk yield. Closing the production cycle of milk processing may be appropriate decision only for some of the farms. The farms should strive to average milk yield, with minimum of 7 tons per head and cost optimization in order to be competitive", is also stated in the  analysis.
The increase of the average milk yield could be accomplished by using DDGS – Distillers dry grain and soluble left of the production cycle of ethanol from corn and wheat.
DDGS is setting as a preferred additive to feed dairy animals because it increases milk production by around 30% and at the same time is a natural product without GMOs. The maize DDGS contains 27% -30% protein and 10-13% fats, while wheat DDGS - 29% -33% proteins and 3-6% fats. The daily dose of DDGS in the daily ration of milk animals ranged from 10 to 50%, depending on the breeds and the phase they are in. Due to the high protein value in the product, more and more scientist state that from supplement to the fodder, DDGS can become main food for raising cattle.
As feed additive DDGS is increasingly used for dairy and pig farms, as well as in raising sheep and goats, says Dimitar Hadzhivalchev, Sales Director of Essentica. Besides increasing milk yield, this product turns out to be very useful in breeding pigs, because it reduces the digestive problems, also the need of phosphorus supplements, supports fattening of adult animals and the feeding of weaned piglets. DDGS is setting as precious raw material and for the farmers in Greece, where recently they weren’t quite familiar with it. The Turkish farmers have long known the benefits of the Bulgarian DDGS and for them we are a preferred partner, because of the quality of the GMO-free product they receive. DDGS feed, additionally, has a better price than the traditionally used sunflower and soybean meal, and the farmers are able to decrease their expanses, while increasing their growth and milk production.