Building Red Meat Exports Around the World with U.S. Meat Export Federation
Collaborating with Kansas Beef and Pork Producers on market development efforts
Advocating for red meat and agriculture with consumer-facing efforts
Feeding Livestock with Kansas Corn
Livestock: Our #1 Customer
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. Kansas Corn 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. We cooperate with the Kansas Beef Council and Kansas Pork Council on market development efforts for beef and pork. We support 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.
- Pat Ross, Kansas Corn Commissioner, Lawrence Corn and Cattle Producer
As a corn grower and cattle producer, I value efforts to build markets for red meat. The Kansas Corn Commission invests corn checkoff dollars in efforts like the U.S. Meat Export Federation to build red meat exports. We can export corn as a grain, or we can export it as the finished product–beef and pork. As the middle class grows in many countries, so does the demand for red meat. Through USMEF’s work, retailers and consumers are learning that our corn-fed U.S. beef and pork are higher quality, more delicious products.
- Dennis McNinch, Kansas Corn Commissioner, West Central Kansas Corn Producer
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.