August corn crush down 1% from July, DDGS down 3%

By Susanne Retka Schill | October 08, 2015

The USDA Grain Crushings and Co-products survey reports the corn crush for fuel ethanol in August, at 445.2 million bushels, was down 1 percent from July and up 1 percent from June. Dry mills consumed 89.3 percent of the corn, while wet milling fuel production used 10.7 percent.  Total August corn use was 497.1 million bushels, 91.4 percent for alcohol (including 3.13 million bushels for beverages) and 8.6 percent for other purposes.

DDGS production was 1.94 million tons during August, down 3 percent from July and down 2 percent from June. Distillers wet grains (65 percent or more moisture) was 1.15 million tons in August, up 1 percent from July and up 1 percent from June.  

Corn oil production at dry mills totaled 121,810 tons in August, down from July’s 125,497 tons but up from June’s 120,582 tons.

Wet mill corn gluten feed production was 343.5 thousand tons during August 2015, up 3 percent from July and up 7 percent from June. Wet corn gluten feed (40 to 60 percent moisture) was 290,700 tons in August 2015, down 8 percent from July and down 5 percent from June.