Livestock is an important customer for Illinois corn farmers. 

 

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 through various avenues, which helps farmers of all sorts!

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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IL PORK OFFERING UNDERGRAD SCHOLARSHIPS

March 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Over $13,500 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year for undergraduate students. Applications can be found on the website...

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IL PORK SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE FOR 2018-19

January 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Over $13,500 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year. The application is now available on the IPPA website.    Each...

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REGISTER FOR 2018 IL PORK EXPO

January 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

SPRINGFIELD, ILL – Illinois is ranked 4th in the nation in hog production. Find out why at Illinois’ largest pork-specific trade show February 6th and 7th, at the Bank of Springfield Center in...

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BEEF INDUSTRY’S DIGITAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN BOOSTED BY ICMB/IBA INVESTMENT

January 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

State beef councils continue to step up to extend digital advertising and promotion for beef across the country and this continues to be a priority area of investment for the Illinois Beef...

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U.S. PORK EXPORTS SET NEW RECORD

January 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. pork exports recorded the highest-ever monthly value in November while U.S. beef export value took another step toward a likely full-year value record, according to export results released by...

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CORN CELEBRATES IL LIVESTOCK GROWTH WITH PORK FARMER FAMILIES

December 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

  Late in November, Illinois agriculture welcomed a new livestock farm family to its ranks as brand new farmers Chad and Julia Krogman (right) and their three young sons, opened their first...

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7,500 POUNDS OF PORK DONATED TO FOOD BANK

December 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

IL Corn was pleased to participate in the delivery of 7,500 pounds of ground pork to the Midwest Foodbank in Normal, IL today.   Together with the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), the...

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WTO WIN ON INDONESIAN BEEF IMPORT REQUIREMENTS

November 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products. The WTO...

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U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION LEVERAGES CORN CHECKOFF TO EXPAND MEAT SALES OVERSEAS

October 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

In this audio update, you’ll hear about a recent event held in Germany where the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) worked to expand relationships with international buyers of U.S. corn-fed meat....

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CELEBRATE WORLD EGG DAY, GET TO KNOW YOUR POULTRY CUSTOMERS

October 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

You may be surprised to know that poultry and egg farms are the largest user of corn within the “animal feed” sector at 33 percent, followed by beef and pork.  In total, the animal feed industry...

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1,500 PEOPLE VIRTUALLY TOUR A PIG FARM

October 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

At least 1,500 people participated in a virtual tour of a pig farm courtesy of the Illinois Pork Producers Association and Illinois Farm Families.  The video included a tour of multiple barns, a...

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