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US DDGS Cleared in Australia

by 5m Editor
2 January 2009, at 5:11am

AUSTRALIA - The first sample of US distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a co-product of ethanol production, cleared inspections at the Port of Melbourne on 25 November.


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"This is a major accomplishment for the Council and an exciting first step for CopRice. This has also shown that DDGS can meet the stringent regiments of Australia’s Quarantine and Inspection Service."
Mike Callahan, USGC senior director of international operations for Asia

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.

“This is a major accomplishment for the Council and an exciting first step for CopRice,” said Mike Callahan, USGC senior director of international operations for Asia. “This has also shown that DDGS can meet the stringent regiments of Australia’s Quarantine and Inspection Service.”

The shipment is the result of several Council efforts including the 2007 International DDGS Conference held in Schaumburg, Illinois, hosted by BBI International in partnership with USGC. Conversations initiated in Schaumberg continued during a Council mission to Australia in March this year, during which the proposal of sending a DDGS sample for use in feeding trials was discussed between Council and CopRice representatives. Council member Hawkeye Gold, based in Ames, Iowa, volunteered to supply the sample DDGS to CopRice once an agreement was reached. Council member The DeLong Co., Inc., based in Clinton, Wisconsin, donated trans-loading services for the shipment. The Council covered the freight costs.

“Thanks to the cooperation of Hawkeye Gold and the assistance provided by the Foreign Agricultural Service in Canberra, US DDGS has entered Australia for the first time,” said Adel Yusupov, USGC regional director of Southeast Asia. “The Council is anxious to hear about CopRice’s progress in using DDGS during the trial period and our staff is ready and available to assist them at any time upon their request.”