ICMB has been active with the Illinois Pork Producers Association, supporting their efforts to feed the hungry and generate positive conversations about livestock farming. Pork Power is in its eighth year and has donated 437,000 pounds of pork, equalling 1.75 million servings!
We have also worked with IPPA on their DaBurger promotion which combines public relations and consumer education with pork promotion and grocery store education efforts in Chicago.
Illinois Corn continues to work with the Illinois Beef Association on marketing and promotion projects as well, and also invests in IBA leadership, helping cattle farmers attend and participate in US Meat Export Federation meetings.
Finally, as the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and Illinois Corn Growers Association supports the development of ethanol within our state, we want to ensure that livestock feed from dried distillers grains remains a viable option for livestock farmers. ICMB has funded a variety of DDGS nutritional research; please check it out on our DDGS page. We also work with Western Illinois University’s Institute of Rural Affairs on a value-added website that details various ethanol plant’s DDGS, their nutritional quality, and consistency. We support this effort to provide livestock farmers with the best information from which to determine their rations.
ICMB has a vested interest in supporting the Illinois livestock industry. If you know of a way that we can help, please let us know!