Supporting Your Number One Customer

Livestock and poultry producers represent the largest domestic customer for U.S. soybean meal. The animal agriculture industry consumes 98 percent of domestically used soybean meal – that translates to nearly 1.4 billion bushels, or more than 32 million acres of soybeans each year. Supporting livestock and poultry producers directly benefits the soybean farmers who feed America's swine, poultry and cattle.

Oklahoma's animal agriculture industry consumes the meal from nearly 40 million bushels of soybeans each year. And Oklahoma livestock and poultry producers contribute more than $414 million in tax revenue to the state economy each year. This tax revenue returns to local communities to help maintain safe roads, keep schools open and provide an overall better way of life.

Like soybean farmers, U.S. livestock and poultry producers work hard to provide the world with a safe, affordable and nutritious food supply. The soybean checkoff funds research, education and promotion efforts to help support the animal agriculture industry, including efforts that focus on improving the nutritional value of soybean meal to meet the needs of livestock and poultry producers. For more information about checkoff-funded efforts to support animal agriculture, including interactive tools and educational materials, visit
www.animalag.org.