Corn gluten meal is a
by-product from the manufacture of corn starch and corn syrup. It is very
high in protein supplement in feeds for livestock, poultry and pets. It
contains slightly more TDN than corn. The protein in corn gluten is degraded
relatively slowly in the rumen.
A variety of corn gluten meal
with 41 percent protein is available in some areas. It is higher in crude
fiber (5 percent) and lower in TDN (78 percent) than the variety with 60
Corn gluten meal usually is
not included in mixtures at levels greater than 15 percent or fed at a rate
greater than 15 percent or fed at a rate greater than 5 pounds (2 ¼ kg) per
cow per day due to poor palatability above these levels.
Permits the manufacture of
higher nutrient density broiler, layer, and turkey feeds