Corn gluten feed is a byproduct of the wet milling process. Wet milling separates the corn kernel into starch, oil, protein, and bran. First, the corn is soaked in sulfurous acid. The resulting steep liquor contains protein, minerals, vitamins and energy sources. The starch and oil are extracted
from the swollen kernel. The remaining fiber or bran is mixed with the steep liquor. This product, wet corn gluten feed, contains about 40 percent dry matter. The wet corn gluten feed can be dried to about 90 percent dry matter and is called…Dry Corn Gluten Feed!
Corn Gluten Meal (60% protein) is highly valued by the pet food industry and provides benefits to aquaculture feed as well. Corn gluten meal is used extensively by the poultry industry as a source of protein and xanthophyll. GPC corn gluten meal is used in poultry rations to produce poultry products with the healthy golden glow consumer’s demand. GPC can also supply Identity Preserved (I.P.) non-GMO corn gluten meal.
Corn gluten meal is obtained wherever maize is used for starch extraction. It is distributed worldwide. Its production has become relatively constant since ethanol is now mainly produced by dry-milling, which yields corn distillers rather than corn gluten meal and corn gluten feed
|Item||Index (%)||Item||Index (%)|
|smell||normal,no objectional odor||aspartic acid||3.49|
|color||yellow or light yellow||serine||3.01|
|Crude protein (wet basis)||60%min|
|Crude ash||4% max|
Corn Gluten Feed is the portion of the shelled corn that remains after extraction of the starch, gluten and germ by the wet-milling process at our Muscatine, Iowa, and Washington, Indiana, facilities and is produced in the following forms:
Dry – loose
Dry – pellets
Features of protein-rich Corn Gluten Meal for poultry Feed
1. It’s a kind of good feed purified additive for poultry and livestocks growing and disease-resistant. Furthermore, it can also be used to extract natural pigment and various amino acid;
2. With high protein, they are widely used in feeds industry, especial in shrimp breed aquatics, shrimps are grown well with this supplement.
3. It contains a lot of lutein that has golden color. It is good at encourage and disease-resistant for livestocks and poultry. It also can deepen the egg’s color, make chicken’s skin and legs become yellow, and contain rich amino acids. It is a good additive for animal husbandry and feed industry.
CGM can be used to control germinating weeds in established perennial flower gardens. It can also be used in a vegetable garden after transplants and seedlings have become established. Follow label recommendations for application rates.
CGM has some limitations and variability as an herbicide. For example, results may not be obvious after a single application the first season. Control improves with every year it is used on lawns. It is often more expensive than other preemergence herbicides. Also, extensive rainfall or irrigation after application can reduce its effectiveness.