Asian trade teams to tour SD DDGS industry

Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) is the focus for a trade teams from Taiwan and Japan on a tour of South Dakota beginning Aug. 31. The South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC) through its partnership with the US Grains Council will showcase South Dakota’s DDGS as they tour SDSU research facilities, an ethanol plant and a feedlot.

 

The trip, organized by the U.S. Grains Council, will allow Taiwanese and Japanese feedstuffs specialists, traders and buying groups involved in the feed and livestock industry to gather up-to-date information on the production of high quality DDGS and identify reliable DDGS suppliers. The teams will learn about DDGS production, the supply and demand situation and how to partner with consistent suppliers of DDGS to fill their market need. Their tours will allow team participants to gain updated information on the products, production, quality, application, loading and unloading of U.S. DDGS and to better understand the advantages of using U.S. DDGS.

 

“The main objective of the tour is to promote the value of feeding DDGS and the outstanding quality of South Dakota produced DDG to potential international buyers,” said David Fremark, president of the SDCUC.

 

Also while in South Dakota, both teams will take part in the 2009 Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show slated for Sept. 1-3 at the Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls. The Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show is an international buyer and seller-focused event which brings together all facets of the identity preserved specialty grain industry in the Upper Midwest region of the U.S. and buyers worldwide. This year the conference will also put a special focus on feed grains, including DDGS, soybeans and corn. For more information about this conference, go to www.grainconference.com.

 

All media is invited to tour with the international group for purposes of interviewing or learning more about the issues in the individual countries represented by the news writers. To set up a media opportunity in your area, contact the SD Corn office at 605-334-0100.

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