DDGS Cleared For Australian Import

The U.S. has a new market for distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS): Australia.

Australia’s first imported sample of U.S. DDGS, a co-product of U.S. ethanol production, successfully cleared inspections after arriving at the Port of Melbourne on Nov. 25, according to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). The shipment will be used in feeding trials which will be overseen by Australian feed supplier CopRice, a major supplier of feed ingredients, manufactured livestock and companion animal feeds.

The shipment is the result of several USGC efforts including the 2007 International DDGS Conference held in Schaumburg, IL, hosted by BBI International in partnership with USGC. USGC member Hawkeye Gold, based in Ames, IA, volunteered to supply the sample DDGS to CopRice once an agreement was reached. USGC member The DeLong Co., Inc., based in Clinton, WI, donated trans-loading services for the shipment. USGC covered the freight costs.

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