A program on feeding ethanol co-products to beef and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to swine will be held on Dec. 17, 1-4 p.m., at the Western Iowa Tech Auditorium, Cherokee, IA.

Pork producers can capture some benefits by feeding DDGS, says Dave Stender, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension swine field specialist.

"DDGS can be a cost-reducing alternative to feeding corn, can improve finishing health and can reduce the phosphorus concentration in manure in an environmentally friendly way," he says. "If the product saves money, improves health and is good for the environment, why not feed it to swine?"

University of Minnesota swine nutritionist Jerry Shurson will talk about the feeding value of DDGS.

ISU nutrient management specialist Wendy Powers will outline the changes in nutrient content of manure when feeding DDGS.

Kent Tjardes, Extension feedlot specialist, South Dakota State University, will discuss storage methods for DDGS.

Stender will present factors in pricing DDGS and a cost analysis in swine diets.

Cost of the program is $10 by Dec. 13. To pre-register, send your name, address, phone number and a check made out to Cherokee County Extension to: Cherokee County Extension, 209 Centennial Dr., Ste. A, Cherokee, IA 51012.