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Table 8 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 a 65%:35% 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 (M)
Co-product Million tons Corn Soybean meal Corn Soybean meal
  Export 9.0 51.2 48.8 4,610 4,390
   Domestic use 25.091 75.8 24.2 19.020 6.071
   Beef usage 7.527 100 0 7.527 0
   Dairy usage 11.868 47.0 53.0 5.578 6.290
   Pig usage 3.212 60.0 40.0 1.927 1.285
   Poultry usage 2.484 60.0 40.0 1.490 0.994
  Domestic dairy, pigs, and poultry 17.564 51.2 48.8 8.995 8.568
Distillers dried grain with solubles domestic plus export 34.091 62.0 38.0 21.132 12.959
Corn grain feed 4.098 100 - 4.098 -
Corn grain meal 0.891 - 100 - 0.891
Total substitution 39.080 64.6 35.4 25.231 13.850