USGC roadshow focuses on DDGS supply, inclusion in poultry diets

By U.S. Grains Council | September 30, 2016

The U.S. Grains Council recently held a series of roadshows throughout Southeast Asia that invited broiler and layer integrators and growers to learn about the advantages of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and to challenge them to use higher inclusions in their formulations.

The roadshows were held in conjunction with a larger conference organized by Asian Agribiz, the publishers of many poultry and hog feed magazines in the region, and received significant regional attention.

With overall attendance reaching 300 people in Bangkok and Jakarta, the roadshows featured speakers including Park Waldroup of the University of Arkansas, who spoke on nutrition and formulation information; Dr. Budi Tangendjaja, a USGC consultant in the region, who discussed formulating local diets with higher DDGS inclusion rates; and a representative from Evonik, SEA who presented data on the most recent amino acid profiles and digestibility outlook for DDGS.

“The presentations gave end-users insight into the benefits of higher inclusion rates,” said USGC South and Southeast Asia Regional Director Kevin Roepke. “USGC consultants were able to establish a forum where integrators and growers could have their questions answered in person, which helps both build important connections with buyers and gives them solid information to work with.” 

In association with the road show, individualized and specialized one-on-one roundtables were organized for larger feed mills. This allowed the team of experts to specially tailor formulation and pricing to the needs of those companies and to discuss ideas and concerns related to higher inclusions.  

“Many U.S. nutritionists already include DDGS at a maximum level. Globally, however, and especially in Southeast Asia, feed rations have yet to reach these levels,” Roepke said. “The Council continues to make it a priority to encourage feed millers to watch the DDGS market and capture as much nutritional value as possible.”

These and other programs are part of the U.S. Grains Council’s global effort to challenge feed formulators to use higher inclusion rates of DDGS in their rations.

To learn more about the Council’s work in Southeast Asia, click here.