Iowa Corn is a Proud Supporter of Beef

May 26, 2023

Iowa Corn is proud to celebrate its support of the Iowa cattle industry during May Beef Month. Through continued partnerships with organizations like the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Beef Council and the U.S. Meat Export Federation, Iowa Corn can share the value of corn beyond the kernel as a valuable feed source for livestock.

“Corn-fed beef is the most widely produced type of beef in the U.S. In fact, 103 million bushels of corn went directly to corn-fed beef cattle in the U.S. last year,” said Dean Meyer, a farmer from Rock Rapids and the U.S. Meat Export Federation Chair. “Iowa Corn invests with our partners to be a part of the plate here in Iowa, the U.S., as well as the global table. As farmers, we put an emphasis on the work we do together to add value to the commodity we grow.”

By investing in programs such as the U.S. Meat Export Federation, Iowa Corn works to expand markets for red meat exports. In 2022, U.S. beef and pork exports contributed $202 per acre of corn resulting in over 90 million bushels of corn usage for Iowa’s corn farmers. “Iowa Corn’s mission is to increase long-term profitability for Iowa’s corn farmers and the market development programs in collaboration with our livestock customers do just that.”  

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