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!

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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ILLINOIS HOGS AND PIGS NUMBERS GROW, IMPROVES CORN DEMAND OUTLOOK

October 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

October is National Pork Month. That makes the timing of the latest USDA National Ag Statistics Service quarterly hogs and pigs report handy. The overall report indicates that the numbers are up,...

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THE PARKS COMPANIES: OPEN ARMS TO THE COMMUNITY

September 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock

FITHIAN, ILL. -  The Parks Companies welcomed nearly 400 members of the community to an Open House at a new 8,200 head wean to finish hog farm on Monday, September 11th, near Fithian. The event...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW HOG FARM IN VERMILION COUNTY

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

The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House on Monday, September 11 for a new 8,200 head wean to finish hog farm on...

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NEW BEEF HOOP BARN PROVIDES MANY BENEFITS TO FIRST GENERATION FARMER

August 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock

  (Camp Point, IL) – Jacob Schmidt did not grow up on a farm, but that did not stop him from pursuing and realizing his dream of being a farmer. With the help of family and neighbors, Jacob...

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NEW COW-CALF BARN ALLOWS YOUNG FARMER TO EXPAND COW HERD

July 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock

(Carthage, IL) – Ashton Gronewold knew that getting started in farming would not be easy, but he was determined to make it work. After receiving a degree in Engineering and working away from the...

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US EPA EXTENDS OUTREACH TO ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

July 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Legislation & Regulation

Following up on assurances to the farm community that the U.S. EPA in the Trump Administration will be more friendly to agriculture, Administrator Pruitt has continued his Agency’s outreach to the...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW MASON COUNTY HOG BARN

June 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House for a new 2,400 head wean-to-market hog barn for Andy Gathman east of...

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