Kansas Ethanol, LLC, is an ethanol plant in Lyons, Kansas, that focuses not only on producing ethanol, but producing high-quality distillers grains, thanks to their relationship with Beef Marketing Group (BMG), a vertically aligned marketing arrangement with 19 member feed yards in Kansas and Nebraska.
To ensure that co-product meets their requirements, they are careful to use a consistent blend of grain (corn and milo), and they test it often. “We do extensive testing on the inbound grain, especially when there’s the possibility of micotoxins,” says Michael Chisam, president of Kansas Ethanol. “We know if we take some grain that has some of that present, it will be compounded going through the process and in the outbound distillers grain going to the livestock. So we take special precautions to make sure we know exactly what’s coming in, so we know exactly what will be going out.”
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