A partnership between the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) was developed to provide resources to NCBA state and breed affiliates through a grant, allowing them to extend outstanding educational experiences locally. The mission of the new Cattlemen’s Education Series (CES) is to provide cutting-edge information to beef producers that contributes to increased knowledge, profitability and sustainability.
With approximately 32 percent of the nation’s 2018 corn crop being utilized as animal feed, this partnership promotes corn products and by-products utilized in the cattle industry. The recent advances in corn fractionation technology, provides the opportunity for more tailored, species specific distillers feed products, in addition to the great value that present DDGS bring today.
In a release NCBA Vice President Jerry Bohn said, “As a cattle producer, I have confidence in the U.S. corn crop and the value that corn and DDGS bring to my cattle and operation. It is good to see the various partnerships from NCGA and the state corn affiliates to increase beef demand, especially exports through the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).”
NCBA has already awarded over forty CES grants across the country.