The Cost of DDG's

Published on: 09:33AM Oct 22, 2009
   Today (10/22/09) you had a speculator suggesting that we would not feed as much corn as they can feed DDG. I had an engineer tell me that at least one ethanol plant in Wisconsin is burning their DDG to reduce the cost of natural gas. I do not know how common this practice is, but it counters the argument that ethanol does remove food from the system. Maybe you can research this.
   Also here in Northern Wisconsin DDG is more expensive than corn as we have to "import" it from the south, it hasn't been a cost reducer for me at least. Maybe Cargill will buy less to feed hogs, but the rest of us will be feeding our corn.

Stan Ford