Feeding Livestock with Kansas Corn
Livestock is the #1 customer of Kansas corn. Corn is a key ingredient in livestock feed and as Kansas is a leading beef cattle feeding state, the crop is of major importance to the success of this industry. The Kansas Corn Commission (KCC) actively works to build markets for livestock
- Actively supports the U.S. Meat Export Federation to build export markets for red meat. Kansas Corn was the first corn checkoff in the nation to support USMEF and has funded their efforts for nearly 40 years.
- Cooperates with the Kansas Beef Council and Kansas Pork Council on market development efforts for beef and pork.
- Supports advocacy efforts to help increase consumer knowledge about the sustainable and humane production of beef and pork by working with groups like U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and the Kansas Farm Food Connection.
- KCC Chairman Dennis McNinch, Annual Report to the Kansas Legislature, January 2019
The Kansas Corn Commission’s support of the US Meat Export Federation remains important to build exports of red meat which are so important to our state. According to a recent study commissioned by USMEF: In 2018, beef and pork exports used 460 million bushels of U.S. corn, and 11 percent of the price of corn this year will be derived from red meat exports.