Feeding Livestock with Nebraska Corn

Livestock is one of the corn grower’s most important customers, consuming more than 41 percent of all U.S. corn, including the supply of distillers grains, which are produced by corn ethanol plants.

In Nebraska, livestock production is the engine that powers the state’s economy. It is a more than $7.5 billion industry that is fundamental to the well-being of Nebraska – and contributes in some way to the financial health of every Nebraskan.

About 16 percent of the Nebraska’s corn crop is fed to livestock within Nebraska, with the bulk of that (more than 70 percent) going to beef cattle.

In total, though, about 40 percent of the corn grown in Nebraska is fed to livestock somewhere in the United States or around the world.

Another major user of corn is ethanol – but one-third of every bushel used in ethanol production comes back as distillers grains, an outstanding feed ingredient. Nebraska ethanol plants only use the starch portion of the kernel, returning the other components to the livestock industries as a high protein feed ingredient.

Nebraska has more than 5,000 feed yards willing to work with cow-calf producers interested in retaining ownership or partnering on their feeder cattle. They offer competitive feeding rations from the quality feedstuffs available in the state.

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WHERE TO BUY DISTILLERS GRAINS AND CORN GLUTEN FEED IN NEBRASKA

Included here are Nebraska traders and merchandisers who handle the corn co-products distillers grains and corn gluten feed. Please contact the merchandisers directly for pricing and specs.

PlantDistillers Grain Contact (Wet, Dry)
Chief Ethanol Fuels
PO Box 488
Hastings, NE 68902
402/463-6885
Chief Ethanol (Wet)
% Patricia Beard
402/463-6885
Ag Processing, Inc.
PO Box 49
Hastings, NE 68902
402/463-5290
Ag Processing, Inc. (Wet & Dry)
% Craig Pietig
888/722-9590
Abengoa Bioenergy
1414 Road O
York, NE 68467
402/ 362-2285
Abengoa Bioenergy (Wet & Dry)
% Roger Mills
402/362-2285
Green Plains Renewable Energy
48167 Val-E Road
Ord, NE 68862
Green Plains Renewable Energy
48167 Val-E Road
Ord, NE 68862
Valero Renewable Fuels
2609 260th Street
Albion, NE 68620
Cargill (Wet)
% Todd Schlueter
800/849-6044
Louis Dreyfus Commodities
3002 North Victory Rd.
Norfolk, NE 68701
Louis Dreyfus Commodities (Dry & Modified Wet)
% Nathan Brabec or Ryan Koinzan
402/844-2680
Siouxland Ethanol
110 East Elk
Jackson, NE 68743
% Dan Reikofski (Modified Wet)
402/632-2676
Nebraska Energy, LLC
1205 South O Rd
Aurora, NE 68818
402/694-3635
Aurora Coop (Wet)
% Gregg Sherwood
402/694-2106Aventine (Dry)
% Matt Keech
308/347-9226
Pioneer Energy Trail
7614 140th Rd
Wood River, NE 68883
%Todd Schlueter (Wet & Dry)
800/849-6044
Husker Ag, LLC
54048 Hwy 30
Plainview, NE 68769
402/582-4446
Husker Ag, LLC (Modified Wet)
% Ryan Koinzan
402/582-4446
KAAPA Ethanol, LLC
8450 KAAPA Lane
Minden, NE 68959
308/641-1458
Performance Plus Liquids (Wet)
TJ Martin
308/641-1458
Nebraska Corn Processing
107 Potter Street
Cambridge, NE 69022
% Don Wiseman (Wet)
402/729-7345
Trenton Agriproducts, LLC
Hwy. 34 E
Trenton, NE
308/334-5100
United Bioenergy (Wet & Dry)
Kelly Vickers
785/675-3124
Standard Ethanol
Madrid, NE
% Don Wiseman (Wet)
402/729-7345
Green Plains Renewable Energy
214 20th Street
Central City, NE 68826
308/946-2600
Performance Plus Liquids (Modified Wet)
Jess Brandes
308/894-5005
Cornhusker Energy Lexington, LLC
P.O. Box 814
1111 E. Industry Dr.
Lexington, NE 68850
308/324-6800
Bobbi Lorenz (Wet & Dry)
308/324-2047
Midwest Renewable Energy, LLC
27532 W. Hwy. 30
Sutherland, NE 69165
308/386-2468
Terry Tinney (Wet)
308/386-8098
Abengoa BioEnergy of Nebraska
35955 Navaho Rd.
P. O. Box 85
Ravenna, NE 68869
Todd Davis (Wet & Dry)
308/496-4800 ext. 1
PlantCorn Gluten Feed Contact
ADM
3000 East 8th St.
Columbus, NE 68601
402/564-6353
ADM (Gluten)
% Ron Lindquist
402/747-2039 (Fax & Phone)
402/649-1884 (Cell)
Cargill
650 Industrial Road
Blair, NE 68008
402/533-4100
Cargill (Gluten)
% Curt Loseke
800/317-8825