King Corn.docx - Explain the agricultural value chain in the process of producing animal feed from corn Pay attention to following steps corn farmer

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Explain the “agricultural value chain” in the process of producing animal feed from corn. Pay attention to following steps: corn farmer, harvester, grain elevator, etc. 60% of cattle feed comes from some type of corn product. The corn farmer plants and waits about three months for maturity of the product. Then in the harvesting season, which is around when the silk around the ears turn brownish, will unload it into the elevators, which are usually already full. There is a huge overflow of the corn product in giant containers next to the occupiedelevators which can be stored for a while. In the video, the feeder mentions three different types of corn based feed that he uses for his cattle. The first is a byproduct of an ethanol plant, which uses lots of corn for usually non consumable products, so it is interesting that they also supply a corn based feed to cattle. The next is regular shelled corn kernels directly from the field. The third is corn silage. The silage is the use of the whole plant run through a corn chopper into a sortof slaw look for feed, in order to utilize the whole corn plant. Explain the “agricultural value chain” in the process of producing high fructose corn syrup
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