Corn gluten feed (CGF) and meal (CGM) are the highly nutritious co-products of the corn refining (wet-milling) industry. CGF and CGM are not to be confused, as CGF has roughly 20 percent crude protein, whereas CGM has approximately 60 percent crude protein. Each offers various distinctions and advantages for different complete feed rations.
For the marketing year ending on Aug. 31, 2015, more than 1.6 million tons of both feed ingredients left the country for the export market. Ireland (31percent) was the top user of U.S. CGF, followed by Israel (18 percent) and Turkey (7 percent). Egypt (21 percent) was the top user of U.S. CGM, followed by Indonesia (17 percent) and Chile (14 percent).