DDGS is a by-product of the ethanol production process and has high nutrient feed valued, suitable for the livestock industry. When ethanol plants produce ethanol, they use starch only from input grains like rice, corn, millets or wheat.After starch extraction, the byproduct contains – protein, fibre, oil and essential amino acids suitable for livestock feed called Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles.

An Excellent Ingredient for use in Animal Feeds –

Record high feed ingredient prices around the world are causing animal nutritionists to search for lower cost alternative feed ingredients to minimize the cost of food animal production.

The high energy, mid-protein, and high digestible phosphorus content of DDGS make it a very attractive, partial replacement for some of the more expensive feed sources :

  • Traditional energy (Corn)
  • Protein (Soybean Meal)
  • Phosphorus (mono- or dicalcium phosphate) used in animal feeds.

When DDGS is added to properly formulated feeds, it results in

  1. Excellent animal health
  2. Performance
  3. Food product quality.
  4. Lower ration cost.

These attributes have made DDGS one of the most popular feed ingredients for use in animal feeds around the world.


DDGS (Dried Distillers Grain in Soluble) is a protein rich diet that has replaced majority of the protein diets in market that includes soybean, Mustard, GNE and similar items. Proteins, fiber and minerals present in DDGS animal Feed makes them a smart choice for cattle that gives them higher energy. DDGS Fish Feed makes the fish immune to infections and diseases. DDGS is coming up as most desired livestock feed.

DDGS in feed
DDGS has low amylase content and is thus easy to digest. DDGS has high amount of amino acids and proteins and is ideal for livestock. The moisture content in DDGS is at the max 10% and has a long shelf life.

DDGS by Nugen Feeds and Foods

Nugen Feeds is a leading manufacturer and supplier of DDGS animal feeds in India.

NuGen Feeds manufactures and supplies feed DDGS which is high on palatability and nutrition. The feeds are hygienically packed here and any contamination of the DDGS feed is avoided. Including DDGS in feed helps balance the ration which increases the profitability of farmers and animal feed industry.

Why NuGen Feeds for DDGS?
DDGS, manufactured by NuGen Feeds is specially formulated to keep your livestock in good health and is the complete nutritional requirement for cattle, fish and poultry. It keeps them away from viruses and provides them with essential vitamins. We have a huge clientele base across India. The demand for our top quality DDGS feed has increased exponentially internationally and domestically.

Our head office is located in Karnal, Haryana from where we manufacture and supply DDGS feeds using high standard drying techniques. We supply DDGS to all parts of India , our major areas are Andhra Pradesh, Namakkal, Coimbatore, Latur, Kolkata, Sangli, Uttar Pradesh and other parts of India.

DDGS FEED Grades & Specification

 DDGS High ProteinDDGS Mid ProteinDDGS Low Protein
ProteinMin 50%Min 45%Min 30%
MoistureMax 10%Max 10%Max 10%
Sand Silica1-3%1-3%1-3%
Enegy ( Kcal/Kg)2800-32002800-32002800-3200
Pepsin DigestibilityMin 85%Min 85%Min 85%
Aflatoxin(< ppb)202020
Packaging50 kg PP bags50 kg PP bags50 kg PP bags
 Jumbo Bags packing facility available for export orders


DDGS Feed for Livestock 
DDGS is basically sticky in nature. It has very low amylase content and high protein content. It is relatively easy to digest and has high nutritional value. The moisture content in DDGS at the maximum is 10%. It has higher biological value than other gluten. It has an above average amino acid profile and has great health benefits for your livestock. As renowned DDGS manufacturer in North India, we ensure DDGS is hygienically packed and there is no contamination of the feed. Because of its long shelf life and low cost, it is widely popular among farmers as an ideal feed ingredient.

DDGS Usage Guide

Color the Only or Best Indicator of DDGS Quality? – Currently, there are no grading

systems that define and regulate the quality standards for DDGS like those existing for corn, soya and other grains. Color of feed ingredients is used as a subjective indicator of the amount of heat damage which consequently affects the amino acid digestibility.

As a result, color has become a quality assessment factor for some DDGS. Although a darker colored DDGS sample may indicate reduced amino acid digestibility for poultry and swine, it is not always the case. Many factors influence the color of DDGS, and other measurements of quality should be used in order to obtain an accurate assessment of DDGS quality.

NuGen Feeds critically tests all the material and guarantees the best quality DDGS for the health of your livestock.

Mycotoxins in DDGS

Many players in the market are selling DDGS which may contain high amounts of mycotoxins that can negatively affect animal performance. Mold growth can be due to production process, improper storage conditions.

Mycotoxins can be present in DDGS if the material is adulterated or the grains used were impure. Thus DDGS should be purchased from only reliable vendors to eliminate the presence and concentration of mycotoxins in DDGS.


Use of DDGS in Dairy Cattle Diets – Rice DDGS can be included in dairy cow diets up to 20 percent of the diet without decreasing dry matter intake, milk production, and percentage milk fat and protein. Adding 20 to 30 percent DDGS to a lactating cow diet also results in milk production being equal to, or greater than when diets containing no DDGS are fed. Milk fat percentage varies among various studies, but was not significantly changed by the inclusion of distiller’s grains in the diet. Milk protein percentage is decreased when more than 30 percent DDGS is added to the diet. When formulating diets containing DDGS for lactating dairy cows,consideration should be given to type of forage, forage to concentrate ratio, crude fat content of DDGS, and the need for supplemental crystalline lysine to achieve optimal performance. Rice DDGS can be effectively used in a total mixed ration by lactating dairy cows under heat stressed climatic conditions making it a valuable feed ingredient for use in dairy rations in subtropical and tropical regions of the world. Although there has been limited research to evaluate feeding DDGS to growing dairy heifers, diets containing up to 40 percent DDGS have been used to achieve excellent growth rate and feed conversion in growing beef cattle rations.

Use of DDGS in Poultry Diets – Rice DDGS is an excellent feed ingredient for use in layer,broiler, duck, and turkey diets and contains approximately 85 percent of the energy value of corn for poultry. Conservatively, DDGS can be added at 5 to 8 percent of starter diets for broilers and turkeys, and 12 to 15 percent of diets for layers and growing-finishing diets for broilers, ducks, and turkeys when diets are not formulated on a digestible amino acid basis, and achieve excellent performance and egg and meat quality. Recent research studies have shown that DDGS can be added to poultry diets at even higher dietary inclusion rates (25 percent for layers and broilers) to achieve excellent performance and egg and meat quality provided that accurate nutrient profiles specific to the DDGS source are used, and diets are formulated on a digestible amino acid basis.

Use of DDGS in Swine Diets – Rice DDGS is an excellent for use in swine diets in all phases of production. Maximum recommended dietary DDGS inclusion rates to support excellent performance are up to 30 percent for nursery pigs weighing more than 7 kg, growing finishing pigs, and lactating sows, and levels of up to 50 percent of the diet for gestating sows. These recommendations are based on the assumption that diets are formulated on a digestible amino acid basis. Feeding diets containing more than 20 percent DDGS causes pork fat to become less firm. Therefore, depending on pork fat quality standards in a given country, some markets may require feeding no more than 20 percent DDGS throughout the grower-finisher phase, or withdrawing it from the diet 3 to 4 weeks before harvest to achieve desired pork fat quality.