Analysis Finds U.S. Soy Delivers Exceptional Nutritional Bundle

Dr. Gonzalo Mateos, Professor of Animal Science, University of Madrid, Spain, led a multiyear, comparative analysis of the nutritional bundle of soybean meal for swine and poultry.

Mateos and team compiled data, gathered over eight consecutive years, to map out the energy and protein levels of samples of the world’s largest exporters of soybean meal: the United States, Brazil and Argentina.

They analyzed the samples and compared their protein and amino acid profiles – key constituents of soy’s nutritional bundle, which are attributes swine and poultry nutritionists seek. The findings of this study? The origin of a soybean plays a role in its nutritional bundle; soybean meal from Brazil and the U.S. had more crude protein than soybean meal from Argentina.

In addition, the research team found that NIR technology is a useful tool in measuring soy protein and oil levels.

USB Staff Writer

Staff Writer

United Soybean Board

United Soybean Board’s 78 volunteer farmer-directors work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds in programs and partnerships to drive soybean innovation beyond the bushel and increase preference for U.S. soy. That preference is based on U.S. soybean meal and oil quality and the sustainability of U.S. soybean farmers.