The United States recorded its highest ever monthly exports of distiller’s dried grain with solubles (DDGS) in July, bringing the total U.S. DDGS exported this marketing year to 7.2 million metric tons.

The United States recorded its highest ever monthly exports of distiller’s dried grain with solubles (DDGS) in July, bringing the total U.S. DDGS exported this marketing year to 7.2 million metric tons, a 48 percent increase over the same time period last year.

Behind this market expansion are U.S. Grains Council educational seminars and feeding trials, complimented by consistent end-user contact and support. In emerging markets around the world, the Council continues to work to expand the market for U.S. DDGS.

“The Council has been instrumental in educating the global marketplace on the nutritional benefits of DDGS,” said USGC Manger of Global Trade Alvaro Cordero.

“In 2006, U.S. DDGS exports were only 1 million tons for the entire marketing year. Now we are barely over half way through this marketing year and exports are already seven times larger than they were eight years ago. That rate of growth is incredible.”

The Council is committed to expanding markets for U.S. DDGS even further, having allocated more than $1.8 million for the development of the U.S. DDGS market worldwide. Programs include feeding trials in Southeast Mexico, seminars and meetings in Southeast Asia, and removing trade barriers for DDGS in Saudi Arabia.

Source: USGC