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Manufacturing Quality Feeds with U.S. Crude Degummed Soybean Oil: Advantages, Benefits and Applications

USSEC Staff WriterAug 19, 2020

A USSEC feed resource, written by subject matter expert Dr. Gerald Shurson, looks at the role of U.S. degummed soybean oil in animal feed.

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Research Enhances Understanding of the Nutritional and Economic Differences in Soybean Meal from Different Origins

Paul Murphy-SpoonerJul 6, 2020

Meta-analysis compares commercial soybean meals produced from different countries, informing the U.S. soybean meal quality advantage and economic benefits. ST. LOUIS (July 6, 2020) –…

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U.S. Soybean Meal: Quality and Economic Benefits

Emily DustmanJul 2, 2020

A new meta-analytical study reinforces U.S. Soy’s reputation for being a global leader in quality and nutrient density. The summary of this study is below.…

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U.S. Soy Industry Pivots Customer Engagement Amid Pandemic to Strengthen Pan-Asia Relationships

Paul Murphy-SpoonerJun 24, 2020

Drawing Secretary Perdue and Under Secretary McKinney, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Pan-Asia Digital Conference provided valuable global and U.S. market insights to 1,700…

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Annual Attaché Report Optimistic for Chinese Soybean Demand

Rob HatchettMay 6, 2020

USDA’s FAS attaché Post is predicting higher demand for soybeans in China, which would potentially be a positive development for U.S. Soy.

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Soybean Shipments to Mexico Expected to Soar

Alan BarrettApr 29, 2020

A new crushing plant in Mexico is expected to further boost U.S. soybean exports to that market.

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Nutritionists Should Consider U.S. Soybean Meal’s Mineral Content when Differentiating between Origins

Iani ChihaiaJan 4, 2020

Although the available data for the mineral content of soybean meal are scarce and often contradictory, soy is considered to be a rich source of…

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Chinese Officials Signal Rebound from African Swine Fever

Rob HatchettDec 10, 2019

The African swine fever (ASF) epidemic that has decimated Chinese pig populations by an estimated 40 to 60 percent appears to show some signs of…

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Soybean Meal May Boost Faster Pig Growth in Feed Rations

Lisa HumphreysNov 14, 2019

Recent work published by researchers at Kansas State University suggests that increasing the percentage of soybean meal in swine diets may result in higher-than-expected energy…

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UAE Buyer Appreciates Networking with U.S. Farmers

USSEC Staff WriterNov 6, 2019

UAE buyer Evgeniya Dudinova of Agthia Group PJSC attended the 2019 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Soy Conference. She values the relationships the…

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Nigerian Buyer: Soybeans are our Protein of Choice

USSEC Staff WriterOct 27, 2019

Ayo Aduntan of Amo Byng Nigeria Limited attended the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Conference for the first time in 2019. In…

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Mexican Nutrition Expert Counts on the Consistency of U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterOct 11, 2019

German Borbolla, professor and nutrition consultant in Mexico, relies on U.S. soy for consistent quality and reliable performance. He believes U.S. soy is highly valuable…

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Nutritionist Prefers the Uniformity of U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterOct 9, 2019

Hernan Castillo, nutritionist and feed mill manager at Redondos in Peru, likes the uniformity of U.S. soy because it allows his company to supply farms…

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Is Precision Broiler Breeder Feeding on the Horizon?

University of AlbertaSep 23, 2019

As geneticists continue to develop more efficient animals for protein production, nutritionists seek to find more precise ways to feed them. A sustainable production system…

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Soybeans and Poultry: A Meal Match

USSEC Staff WriterSep 12, 2019

Godwin Farms Inc. – Pelham, Georgia Nestled in the southwestern part of the Peach State, Godwin Farms Inc. produces just about everything but the sweet fruit…

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U.S. Soybean Meal: Better Uniform Particle Size Compared to Other Origins

Iani ChihaiaJul 16, 2019

The quality of soybean meal is the result of many features, including the physical characteristics, such as particle size and color. Often neglected, soybean meal…

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U.S. Soy’s Superior Nutritional Value Emphasized at Bulgarian Feed Manufacturers’ Annual Conference

Iani ChihaiaJul 4, 2019

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) supports loyal Bulgarian customers of U.S. Soy, recently participating via a sponsorship and technical presentations at the Annual Conference…

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Can Soy Promote Anti-Viral Components in Swine Diets?

Lauren QuinnJul 1, 2019

U.S. Soy’s many benefits, including amino acid digestibility and concentration, make it a consistent choice for formulators of animal feed, especially swine diets. However, soy…

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U.S. Soybeans are Optimum Quality Raw Material for Full Fat Soybean Meal in Poultry, Swine Compound Diets

Iani ChihaiaMay 30, 2019

With feed demand continuing to increase and challenges occurring from shortages in high-quality protein raw materials available locally, Eastern European feed manufacturers are searching for…

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Romania and Greece Look to U.S. Soy for Vegetal Protein Ingredients, Superior Amino Acid Composition for Animal Feed

Iani ChihaiaMay 27, 2019

A new export batch of U.S. Soy is set to arrive in mid-May in Constanta Port, Romania and will immediately be discharged and distributed to…

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Asia Subcontinent is a Growing Market for U.S. Soy

Jen Del CarmenJan 1, 2020

USSEC Deputy Regional Lead – Asia Subcontinent (ASC) Vijay Anand discusses the burgeoning U.S. soy market in his region. The five countries that comprise the…

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Asia Subcontinent Poultry and Aquaculture Buyers Choose U.S. Soy for Quality and Reliability

Vijay AnandJan 1, 2020

Young Indian Population Creates Growth Opportunity for U.S. Soy in Asia Subcontinent India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal collectively make up the geographic region…

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Market Spotlight: Silver Linings

USB Staff WriterMay 14, 2019

Amidst Trade Issues, Economists Highlight Opportunities in Domestic and New Foreign Markets Updates on trade issues with China fill the headlines. But, what do they…

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North Dakota Soy Farmer Says Relationship Building is Key to Philippine Customers’ Loyalty

Dan SpiekermeierMay 9, 2019

North Dakota farmer Dan Spiekermeier discusses his March 2019 visit to an aquaculture farm in the Philippines, where they use 100 percent U.S. Soy. Spiekermeier…

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Illinois Farmer Sees U.S. Soy Utilization in Philippines

John LongleyMay 9, 2019

Illinois farmer John Longley provides an overview of U.S. Soy use in the Philippines. During his March 2019 visit, he toured feed mills, a soymilk…

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U.S. Soybean Export Council Assists East European Swine Industries in Overcoming African Swine Fever Virus Outbreak Challenges

Iani ChihaiaMay 6, 2019

In an effort to assist Eastern European customers in overcoming the current challenges faced by the local swine industry, USSEC invited a team of subject…

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Spanish Company Relies on U.S. Soybean Meal Quality to Produce Swine and Cattle

USSEC Staff WriterMay 5, 2019

Francisco Ortín Párraga of Juan Jiménez García Sau in southern Spain says his company produces 1.5 million pigs and 10,000 cattle every year, thanks to…

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Poultry Nutritionist Trusts U.S. Soy Protein Quality

Craig CoonMay 2, 2019

Craig Coon, a poultry nutritionist at Arkansas University, says the U.S. Soy formula is just right for the chickens we eat. He says the genetics…

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U.S. Soy’s Amino Acid Concentration Helps Satisfy Swine’s Nutrient Needs

David GastMar 30, 2019

David Gast, Director of Nutrition & Technical Services at Ag Processing, Inc., speaks about the value of U.S. soybean meal versus that of other origins,…

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More Nutrients and Greater Consistency

Pam HelmsingFeb 20, 2019

Global research continues to demonstrate that soybean and soybean meal products vary widely depending on their origin. U.S. Soy can be counted on by nutritionists…

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Analysis Finds U.S. Soy Delivers Exceptional Nutritional Bundle

USB Staff WriterJan 20, 2019

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…

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Hans Stein: Digestibility of Amino Acids in U.S. Soy

Jen Del CarmenJan 19, 2019

Dr. Hans Stein, professor of animal nutrition at the University of Illinois, spoke at the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange about his case study…

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U.S. Soy Delivers Best Nutritional Bundle

USSEC Staff WriterJan 3, 2019

A comparative analysis of soybean meal reveals: U.S. Soy delivers the best nutritional bundle. Commercial samples were gathered over eight consecutive years from the world's largest…

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Nutritional Value of U.S. Soybean Products for Animal Agriculture

Hans SteinJan 2, 2019

Soybean meal produced in the United States is a feed ingredient that is well-utilized by pigs. In this video, Hans H. Stein, Ph.D., a professor…

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Hans Stein: Amino Acids Mark U.S. Soy as Superior

Jen Del CarmenJan 1, 2019

Dr. Hans Stein, professor of animal nutrition at the University of Illinois, speaks about the nutritional value of U.S. Soy. Stein details the importance of…

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More Measurement Will Mean More Value for U.S. Soy Customers

USB Staff WriterJan 1, 2019

Just as U.S. farmers envision the future for that tiny seed they plant at the beginning of each season, each link along the U.S. Soy…

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Portuguese Perspective: U.S. Soy

Jose Romao LeitebrazNov 18, 2018

Jose Ramao Leitebraz runs a feed mill off the coast of Portugal, where delivery logistics can be challenging. He purchases U.S. soybean meal for its…

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Verification Builds Trust in South America

Laura Fasculli HenaoNov 7, 2018

Laura Fasculli Henao has a long history with U.S. Soy. While working for Colombia's National Federation of Poultry Farmers, she connected with the American Soybean…

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Who is U.S. Soy?

Karen PfautschSep 18, 2018

Soy is an important commodity. A source of protein, and oil, too. Most commonly an ingredient used in animal feed, salad dressing and thousands of…

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U.S. Soy Research Meets the Needs of International Customers

USB Staff WriterAug 20, 2018

The U.S. Soy industry continually works to ensure the needs of its international customers. Through research on meal innovations that enhance the nutritional density of…

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What Is Nutrient Density and Why Is It Important?

Jayne GodfreyAug 12, 2018

U.S. Soy Works to Find Added Value Inside the Bean Animal nutrition is a precise science that allows for the most efficient and cost-effective way…

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South America Spotlight: Animal Ag, Aquaculture Choose U.S. Soy for Protein and Energy

Nayeli VilanovaJun 14, 2018

Belinda Pignotti, U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) South America contractor, works with animal utilization, feed and production clients, guiding them through their soy selection process…

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U.S. Soy Stands the Test of Time in Mexico

Nayeli VilanovaMay 21, 2018

Three generations of feed mill operators choose U.S. soybean meal for quality, reliability and logistics Manuel Morena is the third generation to run Provi feed…

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Food + Fuel

Lisa HumphreysMay 13, 2018

With soybeans, we don't have to choose. U.S. soybean farmers grow versatile and renewable soybeans to help meet food, feed, and fuel demand globally.

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Three Generations Of Mexico Feed Operators Choose U.S. Soy For Quality, Sustainability, Reliability

Nayeli VilanovaMay 1, 2018

For a quarter of a century, William Jesus Perez Pavia has run Lorgam, the Merida, Mexico feed mill his father started 45 years ago. What…

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Survey Shows Continued Growth in Global Feed Production

Sandra CowherdApr 19, 2018

When consumers around the world sit down for a meal of poultry, pork or beef, they’re probably not thinking about U.S. soybean farmers. However, for…

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U.S. Soy Works with Animal Feed Manufacturers in Africa

Jen Del CarmenMar 28, 2018

Chris Slemp, ASA-WISHH Program Manager – Africa, talks about how the U.S. soy industry’s efforts in Africa are shifting from food programs to working with…

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Mexican Feed Industry Demands U.S. Soy

Michelle RookMar 27, 2018

With growing livestock and poultry production in Mexico, the feed industry is demanding U.S. ingredients, including soybeans and soybean meal. South Dakota soybean farmers heard…

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Sustainable Growth

Nancy HallahanMar 9, 2018

It’s not enough to simply grow an exceptional product; there must be a market for that product once it’s harvested. Demand is strong, both at…

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The U.S. Soy Advantage is Valued by North Asian Customers

Jen Del CarmenMar 8, 2018

USSEC Regional Director – North Asia Paul Burke states that his region has 1.5 billion consumers and boasts the highest per capita soy consumption in…

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Record Soybean Crop Keeps U.S. Reliable Supplier

Michelle RookMar 1, 2018

U.S. soybean farmers produced another record crop in 2017, which is great news for their international and domestic customers. Customers can count on a consistent,…

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It’s What’s Inside That Counts

USB Staff WriterDec 10, 2017

Poultry, livestock benefit from U.S. soybean meal’s nutritional bundle. We are all familiar with the saying “good things come in small packages” and that saying…

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Logistics, Exceptional Composition, and Reliability: Important Differentiators for U.S. Soy Customers

K. Elliott NowelsNov 25, 2017

A large U.S. soy customer in the Middle East says the exceptional composition and reliability of U.S. soybeans keep him coming back. Beginning as a…

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Measuring Beyond the Bushel: Knowing More About Your Soybeans Can Help You Capture More Value

Kelsey RuthmanNov 10, 2017

In 1960, Theodore Levitt, an American economist and professor, said that the railroad industry was failing “because those behind it assumed they were in the…

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Soybean Meal Quality by Origin: Economic Value of Hipro Soybean Meal in Least Cost Formulations Report: USSEC No. 4/2016

Jannes Doppenberg, Ph.D.Oct 2, 2017

The added value of higher quality soybean meal in feeds for different species is studied in this report with feedstuffs and prices for four regions:…

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Understanding Soybean Demand, Seeking Technology

K. Elliott NowelsSep 28, 2017

Rising Meat Consumption In Colombia Means More Feed Needed, But What About Quality? Understanding customer needs was a key part of a group of U.S.…

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U.S. Soy Used in Waters Worldwide

USSEC Staff WriterSep 8, 2017

Mike Beard never thought his Indiana soybeans would be used for feeding tilapia or shrimp on the other side of the globe. But with more…

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Selling Soy’s Nutritional Bundle

Laura WolfAug 24, 2017

Soybean meal is a top feed ingredient for animal agriculture because it meets their needs for consistent, high-quality protein and other nutrients.

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Emerging Uses, Markets Keep U.S. Soybean Industry Competitive

Jordan BrightAug 15, 2017

As farmers are always on look-out for the most efficient ways to grow and use their soybeans to meet end-user needs, while maximizing profit opportunities…

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Hartke Farms, Teutopolis, Illinois

USSEC Staff WriterJul 24, 2017

Included among the 1,547 people who live in tiny Teutopolis, Illinois, are farmer David Hartke, his wife, Korrine, and their four children. Not included in…

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GARY MARTIN, Key Dynamics in Commerce for Soybeans

Jen Del CarmenJun 28, 2017

Gary Martin, president and CEO of North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA), gave a presentation on international trade focused on providing a global view of…

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SOON BIN NEOH, 2015 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Speaker

Jen Del CarmenMay 12, 2017

Dr. Soon-Bin Neoh, managing director of Soon Soon Group in Malaysia, examines what has value to soy processors and speaks to the efficiency of the…

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Exceptional Composition of U.S. Soy Meal Meets the Needs of Animal Nutritionists

USB Staff WriterMay 10, 2017

Feeding animals all over the world with U.S. soy takes a village, and then some, to accomplish. U.S. soy’s exceptional composition goes well beyond just crude protein to…

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MANEF LAKHGHAR, U.S. Soy Purchaser

Jen Del CarmenMay 3, 2017

U.S. Soy customer Manef Lakhghar says that top-class quality is a differentiator in soybeans and a big part of this quality is the amount of…

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ROB MURPHY, 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

Jen Del CarmenApr 27, 2017

Informa senior vice president Rob Murphy spoke about international protein demand at the 2015 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange. Human diets are changing and that…

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More Meat, More Meal

USB Staff WriterApr 24, 2017

5 Questions for Erin Borror, economist, U.S. Meat and Export Federation (USMEF) Q: Meat and poultry demand show strong growth ahead. Can you tell me…

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Soybean Meal – The Most Complete Protein Source

USB Staff WriterApr 18, 2017

Meeting animal ag’s nutritional needs drives soybean meal demand. Plenty of feed options exist for those who work in the animal ag sector to choose…

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Henk Flipsen: SSAP provides the certification that EU companies seek from soybean producers

Brent BabbApr 17, 2019

Henk Flipsen, director of NEVEDI Dutch Feed Industry Association in the Netherlands, explains how the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol provides the certification that international…

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Growing Season Timeline: Moore Farm, Roseville, Illinois

Ron MooreFeb 1, 2016

Ron Moore - Roseville, Illinois December 7, 2015 This week, we are doing some repair work on the grain table for next year’s harvest. We’re…