In the United States nearly 40% of all corn grown is fed to livestock; it’s the largest consumer of corn in the country, a fact that’s often overlooked. Nearly all the corn hybrids sold here were developed for the once booming export market, resulting in tightly packed, hard endosperm kernels. However, those days are long gone, with exports making up less than 13% of the modern marketplace. As such a large part of the American ag economy, shouldn’t we be breeding corn especially for livestock operations? We think so.