Livestock and poultry farmers represent the largest domestic customer for U.S. soybean meal. Animal agriculture consumes 98 percent of domestically used soybean meal – that translates to the meal from nearly 1.4 billion bushels, or more than 32 million acres of soybeans each year. Supporting livestock and poultry farmers directly benefits the farmers who feed America’s cattle, swine and poultry.
Like soybean farmers, U.S. livestock and poultry farmers continually work to improve their operations to produce food. The soy checkoff funds research, education and promotion efforts to help support animal agriculture, including efforts that focus on improving the nutritional value of U.S. soybean meal to meet the needs of livestock and poultry.
Click here for more information about checkoff-funded efforts to support animal agriculture, including interactive tools and educational materials.
The North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC) works to enhance animal ag in North Dakota by partnering with several of the state’s livestock and poultry organizations and related parties.
These organizations include:
North Dakota Pork Council
North Dakota Dairy Coalition
Midwest Dairy Association
North Dakota Beef Council
North Dakota Turkey Federation
North Dakota Department of Agriculture