WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) said on Oct. 11 that it will build on its earlier success in promoting the use of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten feed (CGF) to Saudi Arabia later this month when leaders from the country’s largest broiler and dairy operations will travel to the Export Exchange 2012 conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
In August of 2011, the USGC got DDGS and CGF added to the Saudi Arabian subsidy list of feed ingredient imports. Since then, Saudi Arabia has imported 24,000 tonnes of DDGS and nearly 16,000 tonnes of CGF. Although still a relatively small market, the council anticipates DDGS and CGF sales will rise as buyers become more familiar with integrating feed rations with these products.
Export Exchange 2012 will serve as a timely opportunity for domestic exporters and agribusinesses to build contacts in this new and expanding market and with the other 190 international buyers who will be in attendance. In addition to attending the conference, the Saudi trade team will also visit crop, animal and processing operations in Minnesota and Arkansas.
Online registration for export exchange has expired but registration will be available onsite from Oct 22-24. For more information, visit
www.exportexchange.org or contact Lyndsey Erb-Sharkey, USGC manager of membership outreach, at 1.202.789.0789 or
[email protected].