MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the IGP Institute hosted an educational seminar focusing on utilizing sorghum DDGS (dried distillers grains) in feed.

The Myanmar and Philippines DDGS and Sorghum Seminar was held Aug. 19-20 with 11 industry professionals.

“We hosted participants from the Philippines and Myanmar who wanted to enhance the knowledge of adding sorghum DDGS into their feed,” said Carlos Campabadal, feed manufacturing and grain management outreach specialist. “They were able to learn about several different topics, including pelleting, export contracts, and how to formulate using DDGS and sorghum. They also toured Kansas State University’s O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center.”

Course participant Rochi Aldeguer, procurement associate for San Miguel PureFoods Company, Inc., shared what she will take away from her experience at the IGP Institute.

“This course was extremely beneficial to me, because we are looking into using sorghum DDGS as a part of our raw material ingredients,” Aldeguer said. “One of the things I will take back to the Philippines is how to properly incorporate DDGS for hog and broiler diets to increase quality.”

Campabadal added, “Participants received a lot of information in the two-day course. Our goal is that this will improve how their companies operate and increase the overall efficiency of their organizations.”