June is National Dairy Month, and the National Corn Growers Association is celebrating the occasion by focusing on the relationship between the corn and dairy industries. Dairy cattle consume 30 percent of the dried distiller’s grains with solubles that are a co-product of producing ethanol. In 2021, DDGs used 1.05 billion bushels of corn. The NCGA engages with the dairy industry through the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, which recently hosted the 2022 Dairy Sustainability Alliance Spring Meeting in Illinois. NCGA’s Market Development Manager Michael Granche (GRAHN-chay) attended the conference and says it was great to take part in the high-energy conversations. “I enjoyed talking about sustainability in the dairy industry,” Granche says. “Now that it’s National Dairy Month, it’s a great time to celebrate all the hard work that goes into producing all the delicious dairy products we enjoy.” NCGA also says there are currently 93 million dairy cows in the U.S.
NCGA Celebrates June Dairy Month