Production and Exports
Corn gluten feed (CGF) and meal (CGM) are the highly nutritious co-products of the corn refining (wet-milling) industry. CGF and CGM are not to be confused, as CGF has roughly 20 percent crude protein, whereas CGM has approximately 60 percent crude protein. Each offers various distinctions and advantages for different complete feed rations.
For the 2022/2023 marketing year, 1.2 million tons of both feed ingredients left the country for the export market. Chile was the top user of U.S. CGF&M, followed by the European Union and Indonesia.