WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. —The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) said on April 5 that it was successful in getting distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) on the “feed ingredient subsidy list” in Saudi Arabia.

The feed ingredient subsidy list is a document that provides financial support for importers to bring in foreign feed ingredients as a method of reducing water consumption. It encompasses everything from soymeal to fava beans. Values are dependent upon energy content and protein levels.

The USGC said this is a remarkable accomplishment when you take into consideration all of the obstacles that needed to be addressed. Now that it has a starting point, the USGC said it can leverage that success and translate it into DDGS purchases by introducing programming aimed at educating traders and nutritionists about the tremendous benefits of DDGS.

Saudi Arabia has imported 16,000 tonnes as a response to USGC programs. The council said the demand potential could be tremendous.