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New Minnesota plant may process glycerin for personal care market
Savory sauces take entrepreneur from volleyball court to supermarket
New Report: Effect of low-fat distillers grains on finishing cattle
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May 2013
New Minnesota plant may process glycerin for personal care market
The Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) in Brewster, Minnesota, recently worked with AURI to study whether refining glycerin would be a good fit for their company, which crushes soybeans in order to produce value-added products like
soybean meal, soybean oil, biodiesel and crude glycerin. MnSP has historically sold that crude glycerin to the animal feed industry. However, refined glycerin is a much higher value item. The positive results of the feasibility study encouraged the company to move forward with engineering studies for an $8-10 million facility. 

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Savory sauces win their way from volleyball court to supermarket
Mark Porisch never dreamed that when he reached 60 he'd be making Louisiana-style hot sauces for a living, but he thinks that one of these days his creations, sold under the brand Lucky's Popcorn Dressing, might cover all the bills.

Despite the known advantages of including high levels of distillers grains in rations, there are concerns among feedlot producers about the potentially negative aspects of including distillers grains. The primary concern with feeding high levels of distillers grains is the high sulfur content association with distillers grains. An excess of sulfur in feedlot diets can lead to hydrogen sulfide toxicity, which may result in decreased animal performance, increased morbidity and in some cases, death. This report looks at the effects of dietary roughage and sulfur concentration on ruminal fermentation and hydrogen sulfide production.


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