Livestock is a vital corn customer.

 

IL Corn participates in a variety of livestock programming to try to grow the industry in Illinois.

 

The Illinois Livestock Development Group is an important avenue for programming. Through this coalition, IL Corn has been able to make a difference helping farmers site or expand their livestock farms in Illinois. IL Corn also funds the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council.  When international markets for meat grow, U.S. livestock production will grow as well.

 

Of course, partnerships within our state with the IL Pork and IL Beef Associations are valuable too.  We’re able to help them promote pork and beef consumption in various ways.

USMEF PANEL DISCUSSES TRADE IMPLICATIONS OF AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

May 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Prevention of African swine fever (ASF) in North America is critical, but so is preparation for a response and recovery if the disease does make it here. That was the precaution offered by Dr....

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PLANNING AN OVERSEAS TRIP? TAKE CARE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF ASFV

May 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Along with other members of the U.S. agriculture industry, the Illinois Corn Growers Association encourages you to keep in mind the importance of biosafety protocol to take specific precautions...

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2018 POULTRY EXPORTS AT A GLANCE

March 25th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Though there is little poultry raised in Illinois, poultry is the number one user of corn within the livestock sector.  Poultry exports then are also very important, as more poultry and egg...

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ONE IN FOUR BUSHELS ADDED CORN DEMAND DUE TO RED MEAT EXPORTS

February 26th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Since 2015, indirect exports – or the feed utilized by U.S. meat exports - represent the fastest growing category of corn use, says a study by World Perspectives, commissioned by the U.S. Meat...

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CHECKOFF DOLLARS AND USMEF ADDING VALUE TO U.S. CORN

December 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is a proud funder of the U.S. Meat Export Federation – because corn farmers understand the value of their livestock farmer peers and the need to move meat...

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CORN FARMERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY, DONATE PORK TO MIDWEST FOODBANK

December 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Illinois corn farmers, together with farmer leaders from the Illinois Pork Producers Association and Illinois Soybean Association donated 10,000 pounds of pork to the Midwest Foodbank last...

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ILLINOIS PORK, CORN, SOYBEAN GROUPS DONATE 6,400 POUNDS OF PORK TO CENTRAL ILLINOIS FOODBANK

November 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – As part of the 10th anniversary of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), Illinois Corn Marketing Board,...

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IL CORN FARMERS HELP GROWING PIG FARMS

October 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Little by little, new pig farms are popping up all over Illinois, often driven by young farmers that want to bring their families back to the farm to experience the same way of life that they...

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IL CORN FARMERS SUPPORT IL PIG FARMERS

October 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Illinois corn farmers certainly bolster pork consumption in our great state by grilling chops and adding bacon to pretty much anything, but there are a lot of great programs supported by Illinois...

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REMEMBER LOCAL PIG FARMERS DURING OCTOBER PORK MONTH

October 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Harvest is in the air, leaves are starting to turn, and this month is National Pork Month. October was traditionally when hogs were marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration to thank pork...

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POULTRY EXPORTS ALLOWED INTO MOROCCO FOR FIRST TIME

August 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Earlier this month, the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow commercial imports...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART HORACE FEED MILL

August 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

The Equity is hosting an Open House for their new state-of-the-art Horace feed mill on Wednesday, August 22 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. A free pork sandwich, chips, and drink will be served starting at...

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MEAT EXPORTS BOOST CORN DEMAND

July 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is in Argentina today celebrating that market’s reopening to American pork products with a ceremonial ham slicing. The new opening, which was...

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CORNBELTERS CELEBRATE BEEF NIGHT!

July 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Last night was Beef Night at the Corn Crib in Normal, IL!   Thanks to the partnership between IL Corn and the CornBelters baseball team in Normal, many of our Illinois commodities get to put...

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US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION ASKS, WHAT GOES BETTER WITH A GOOD BREW THAN U.S. SAUSAGE?

July 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

The craft beer industry is booming in South Korea, and what goes better with a good brew than U.S. sausage?   We can’t think of anything!   Check out this video from the U.S. Meat Export...

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FRESH BEEF CAMPAIGN IS SIZZINGLY SUCCESSFUL

June 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

The Illinois Beef Association held their summer conference last week in Galena, Illinois. IL Corn’s own Lou Lamoreaux and his family were named the Illinois Beef Association Environmental Steward...

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CONGRATS LOU LAMOREUX, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARD OF THE YEAR

June 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Best Management Practices

Last week, the Lamoreux family was named the Illinois Beef Association Environmental Steward of the Year!  The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is so proud of our Director for his commitment to...

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EARTH DAY CELEBRATES LIVESTOCK FARMERS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

April 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Best Management Practices

(Bloomington, IL) - Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate environmentally sustainable practices that conserve natural resources and support a long-term ecological balance. For today’s livestock...

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CHINESE PORK TARIFFS AND CORN: WHAT’S IT MEAN TO YOU?

April 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

A 25 percent tariff on U.S. pork exports to China ain’t chump-change, so to speak if you consider that the U.S. pork industry literally consumes 25% of the domestic corn meal market. According to...

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POULTY, BEEF, PORK EXPORTS OFF TO GREAT START IN 2018, UNDERSCORE NAFTA IMPORTANCE

March 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

January 2018 poultry, egg, and beef export volume increased over January 2017, with pork export volume holding steady with last year’s strong volume.  2018 is off to a great start in the export...

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