Energy contribution in soybean meal is often undervalued, but is a key consideration when formulating diets because it is the most expensive component and is also critical for the growth and productivity of animals. Soybean meal is typically used in poultry and swine diets as a main source of protein, where its levels of digestible amino acids provide a more complete nutritional bundle compared to alternative protein sources.
U.S. soybean meal has lower variability in energy levels resulting in a more consistent source of feed vs soybean meal of other origins.
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