Mexico remains top DDGS buyer
Mexico currently holds the title as the number one
purchaser of US distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), importing 708,000
tonnes in the 2007 calendar year.
Canada follows in second place importing 317,580 tonnes last year. In the
first eight months of 2008, Mexico has already imported nearly 699,000
Julio Hernandez, US Grains Council director in Mexico and Central
America said his native country is not near its maximum utilization of the
He said Mexico has the potential in the foreseeable future to
import as much as 4 million tonnes of distiller's grains.
calculates Mexico's strongest sector, the poultry sector, to eventually import
1.1 million tonnes.
In addition, the beef sector has the potential to use
1 million tonnes; dairy 890,000 tonnes; and swine 788,000 tonnes.
the Council will also explore promoting distiller's grains beyond the livestock
and poultry industries in an effort to maximize profitability for agribusinesses
and US farmers.
"We see great potential for DDGS outside the typical
markets. The aquaculture and pet food industries are two examples of sectors
that have great potential in terms of incorporating DDGS," he
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