USGC: KFC Malaysia Testing US DDGS
(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Malaysia is one of the highest chicken-consuming nations in the world per capita. However, more than 60 percent of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that chicken—including that produced by KFC Malaysia—must comply with Halal dietary requirements. Prior to talking with USGC, KFC Malaysia refrained from using DDGS based on the misunderstanding that DDGS contained alcohol or spirits, violating Halal requirements.
USGC and Waldroup (Park Waldroup, a poultry nutritionist with the University of Arkansas) were able to clear up this confusion during the consultation and follow up conversations. As a result, KFC Malaysia started testing U.S. DDGS in their poultry feed rations in December 2016. USGC estimates a 5 percent inclusion in KFC’s local ration would increase DDGS usage in Malaysia by approximately 6,000 metric tons.
And KFC is not alone. Thanks to a combination of USGC activities and attractive DDGS prices, purchases of the Malaysia poultry market are driving U.S. DDGS sales up in the 2016-‘17 marketing year. Malaysia purchased 51,646 metric tons of U.S. DDGS valued at $9.9 million from September 2016 through March 2017, an increase more than 132 percent from the same time period the year prior and already exceeding overall purchases for the last three marketing years. READ MORE