Last week, representatives from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) visited an ongoing sorghum Quality Sampling Program (QSP) trial in Kenya. The trial is demonstrating the nutritional value and benefits of using sorghum in poultry feed rations. In Kenya, white maize/corn is the primary feed ingredient used in poultry feed, and lack of availability can routinely drive up feed prices in the country. The Council’s sorghum trial examines the potential uses of alternative feed grain ingredients in Kenya, while maintaining its performance. Pictured are Susan Maina, USGC consultant for Kenya (far left); and Heiko Köster, USGC consultant for South Africa (second from left); with Unga Farm Care partners.
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.