The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a group comprised of Indiana Corn Marketing Council representatives in Merida, Mexico, to meet with the organization’s memorandum of understanding (MOU) partner, AGRANS, a DDGS and grains merchandising company, and to witness their investment of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) bagging equipment in action.
“This group of Indiana agriculture stakeholders had the opportunity to see their investment firsthand in the AGRANS facility’s use of the granted equipment. Individuals were given the opportunity to observe the facility’s processing systems, share their vision with the company’s leadership, and witness exactly how their equipment contribution impacted the company’s efficiency and overall ability to promote the use of more U.S. DDGS. These missions are imperative to the success of the Council, and we greatly appreciate the time and dedication of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council,” said Amelia Iliohan, USGC manager of industry relations.
The group also had the opportunity to visit with grains and DDGS customers who will benefit from Indiana’s investment. The equipment will create a more manageable bagged DDGS product for their customers to use in their operations. The Indiana growers also provided a firsthand crop report to the customers, giving them an inside look at the quality of U.S. commodities.
The Council has been active in promoting DDGS in Southeast Mexico for many years.
At its height, DDGS enters Mexico in bulk at 8,000-10,000 metric tons (MT) per month. From there, it is distributed to the feed industry, including major layer and broiler groups and commercial feed producers. In the last seven years, the Council has partnered with distributers who are capable of moving product into the rural ranching communities, delivering the product in bags so logistics are less of a constraint.Click here to see more...