Producer Thoughts On Egypt

Chuck Zimmerman

Corn MissionThe U.S. Grains Council Corn Mission Team has concluded visiting Egypt. Tomorrow it’s on to Jordan. Before finishing today we sat down for our debrief which includes documenting our observations and making recommendations based on what we saw. Those will be provided to USGC in the form of a final report. I have updated the Eqypt photo album from our visits today.

To get some producer feedback on our time in Egypt I interviewed Darren Armstrong, North Carolina. Darren says the biggest thing you see immediately is the potential. He says that in just a couple of years we should see significant growth. He says we need to keep our quality up and take care of the market by supporting Dr. Soliman, USGC Country Director. He thought the feedlots we visited were well taken care of and are becoming more efficient. He’s glad to see how ddgs have been so well accepted here and that is good for American producers. He says it’s, “been like a look back in history.” He compares where a lot of the Eqypt countryside is with where we were at in America not that long ago.

You can listen to my interview with Darren below:

USGC Corn Mission In Egypt Photo Album

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Grains, USGC

Comments 4

  1. I find it very interesting that all the articles covering the Morocco/Egypt “CORN” Mission are only about DDGS. Egypt has been a major importer of USA corn for a very long time and will continue to import 10 times as much corn as DDGS.

    While DDGS is the hot product of today, in the Egypt market, every ton pf DDGS shipped will probably replace a ton of USA corn, so why all the excitement.

    I can get much more excited about the future of USA corn gluten meal in Egypt and the region as this product is replacing animal protein in feed rations and has shown great growth in recent months.

    Wayne Bacon

  2. I find it very interesting that all the articles covering the Morocco/Egypt “CORN” Mission are only about DDGS. Egypt has been a major importer of USA corn for a very long time and will continue to import 10 times as much corn as DDGS.

    While DDGS is the hot product of today, in the Egypt market, every ton pf DDGS shipped will probably replace a ton of USA corn, so why all the excitement.

    I can get much more excited about the future of USA corn gluten meal in Egypt and the region as this product is replacing animal protein in feed rations and has shown great growth in recent months.

    Wayne Bacon

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    Not sure what you’re talking about Wayne. The articles have not only been about ddgs. Besides, in case you weren’t aware of it, ddgs are a by product of ethanol production that uses corn as a feedstock so essentially ddgs are “corn.”

    There is no evidence that ddgs will displace corn. In fact, quite the opposite is what we’ve found and heard from producers and importers here.

    You have every reason to be excited about these countries as growth markets for U.S. corn (yellow corn, gluten and ddgs).

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    Author

    Not sure what you’re talking about Wayne. The articles have not only been about ddgs. Besides, in case you weren’t aware of it, ddgs are a by product of ethanol production that uses corn as a feedstock so essentially ddgs are “corn.”

    There is no evidence that ddgs will displace corn. In fact, quite the opposite is what we’ve found and heard from producers and importers here.

    You have every reason to be excited about these countries as growth markets for U.S. corn (yellow corn, gluten and ddgs).

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