Co-product of the maize starch industry, liquid corn steep is the soluble and concentrated protein fraction of the maize grain.
It is incorporated in compound feeds mainly for ruminants as a protein source and pellet binder.
DefinitionConcentrated solution of substances extracted from maize grains during the first step of grain fractioning in the wet starch industry process.
Thick brown liquid.
Typical average values (of product as is):
- Dry matter: 42%
- Total protein: 19% / DM
- Ash: 7.5% / DM
- Total fat: 3.5% / DM
- Starch: 15% / DM
- Cellulose: 10% / DM
* These values are provided for information purposes and cannot be considered as contractual.
Corn steep is regarded for its soluble protein and mineral content which stimulates the microfloral activity of the rumen.
It is incorporated at a rate of 3 to 6 % in pelleted compound feeds (molasses substitute) or in liquid ruminant feed.
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