In the livestock industry, the Sorghum Checkoff is developing educational materials, conducting research and visiting livestock operations, as well as feed manufacturers, to make them aware of the financial benefits of using sorghum.
Animal agriculture is one of the most important markets for sorghum production in the United States. Sorghum is utilized in the beef, swine, dairy and poultry industries. Sorghum grain, stalks and leaves can be utilized in various feed ingredients.
Sorghum is the smart choice for animal agriculture for numerous reasons. Not only does sorghum fit well into a low-cost formulation of feed rations but it has an ease of feed acceptance. U.S. sorghum has little to no tannins as well as a low incidence of mycotoxins. Research and end-use development of sorghum are ongoing to enhance its use in animal agriculture.