Skip to main content

Advertisement

Springer Nature is making Coronavirus research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Table 7 Substitution of corn and soybean meal by distillers dried grains with solubles, corn grain feed, and corn grain meal produced from 5.007 billion bushels (127.440 million metric tons) of corn grain associated with 71%:29% substitution ratio overall

From: Land usage attributed to corn ethanol production in the United States: sensitivity to technological advances in corn grain yield, ethanol conversion, and co-product utilization

   Substitution (%) Substitution tonnage (millions)
Co-product Million tons Corn Soybean meal Corn Soybean meal
  Export 9.000 51.2 48.8 4,610 4,390
  Domestic use 25.091 75.8 24.2 19.020 6.071
   Beef usage 12.646 100 0 12.646 0
   Dairy usage 8.405 47.0 53.0 3.951 4.455
   Pig usage 2.283 60.0 40.0 1.370 0.913
   Poultry usage 1.756 60.0 40.0 1.054 0.703
  Domestic dairy, pigs, and poultry 12.445 51.2 48.8 6.374 6.071
Distillers dried grain with solubles domestic plus export 34.091 69.3 30.7 23.630 10.461
Corn grain feed 4.098 100 - 4.098 -
Corn grain meal 0.891 - 100 - 0.891
Total substitution 39.080 71.0 29.0 27.728 11.352