Nutrition

Better Quality Boosts U.S. Soy Demand

Packed into every soybean grown in the U.S. is a set of components that are proving its value. U.S. Soy’s elite meal nutritional bundle of protein, amino acids and energy, and superior oil functionality and performance are part of what makes U.S. Soy preferred by customers around the world. And with higher quality soy in high demand, there is a greater opportunity for everyone along the soy value chain to capture more value.

End-users understand these benefits, and that’s why they buy U.S. Soy. To them, soybeans are much more than just a commodity; they’re a must-have source of elite protein and oil. From protein, amino acids, energy and minerals for livestock and poultry, to zero trans-fat oil that holds nutritional benefits for humans, U.S. soybeans provide an exceptional mix of ingredients that has end users coming back for more.

“Soybean meal is a highly concentrated, very digestible amino acid source for monogastric animals,” says Ken Bryant, swine nutritionist with Cargill Animal Nutrition. “It contains 46 to 48 percent protein and a very nice balance of amino acids as related to the requirements of non-ruminant animals like pigs and chickens.”

As customers at home and abroad realize these benefits and continue to become more value and quality conscious, demand for U.S. Soy continues to climb. This brings greater opportunities for everyone in the soy value chain, not just those at the end. Soybeans produced with a better, higher quality end product benefit everyone involved, from farmers and elevators, to crushers and end users.

USB Staff Writer
USB Staff Writer

Staff Writer

United Soybean Board

The United Soybean Board (USB), a commodity checkoff program, is made up of more than 70 farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. Checkoff funds are invested in the areas of animal utilization, human utilization, industrial utilization, industry relations, market access, and supply.