Importance of Animal Agriculture: Demand Importance of Animal Agriculture: Demand Per capita meat consumption continues to expand worldwide, as well as in the U.S. This expansion results in a growing demand for grain and protein feeds.
Importance of Animal Agriculture: What it Means to Illinois Is Illinois capitalizing on these opportunities by encouraging the growth of animal agriculture in our state? YESNO
What Animal Agriculture Means to Illinois Soybean Growers
Are We Keeping Up? Illinois hog numbers have grown at half the rate of the national average.
Animal Agriculture: Critical to Your Success Animal agriculture contributes to the states economy: Output $4.5 billion in economic activity Jobs 24,236 jobs Taxes $189 million in income taxes $246 million in property taxes
Animal Agriculture: Critical to Your Success Illinois livestock industry output multiplier = 1.88
Animal Agriculture: Critical to Your Success The livestock industry continues to serve as an economic engine in both rural and urban areas of the state. It provides real growth for an overall declining Illinois economy.
Were All In This Together Livestock producers are your No. 1 customer. If livestock production fails to grow, it will have a negative effect on prices. – Lower demand for Illinois soybean meal – Fewer local livestock customers – Higher transportation costs
Think About It Lets work together to build and support a thriving, vital animal agriculture industry in Illinois. Its the right choice for the future. – Be informed – Share information – Help expand animal agriculture