Iowa State seeks livestock producers' input for ethanol coproducts survey

Published on: Apr 30, 2013

Iowa State University is conducting a nationwide survey of livestock producers' use of feed-related co-products from ethanol production.

"The feedback gained from the survey will be used to help improve co-product quality, which can help livestock producers with their feed costs and livestock performance," said Kurt Rosentrater, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State who is leading the effort.

The survey is focused on the beef, dairy, swine and poultry sectors. It is being funded by a coalition consisting of the Renewable Fuels Assn., the Distillers Grains Technology Council and the Corn Utilization Councils from Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska.

Livestock producers are invited to take the survey online until June 19 at http://humansciences.ethanolcoproducts.sgizmo.com/s3/.