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Feed Products

Through different combinations of steepwater, corn germ residues, fiber, and corn gluten, corn refiners produce four major feed products: gluten meal, gluten feed, corn germ meal, and condensed fermented corn extractives (steepwater).

Corn gluten meal supplies vitamins, minerals, and energy in poultry feeds; pet food processors value it for its high digestibility and low residue. Steepwater is a liquid protein supplement for cattle and is also used as a binder in feed pellets, and corn gluten feed provides protein and fiber for beef cattle.

Corn derived feed ingredients are one of America’s leading agricultural exports. More than $740 million of corn gluten feed and corn gluten meal are exported each year, strengthening the U.S. balance of payments.

Read our technical booklet to learn more about refined corn feed products and how they are made.