Soybean meal is one of the most utilized feed ingredients in swine and poultry nutrition. The comprehensive value of soybeans and soybean meal are determined by a combination of intrinsic meal characteristics, which vary by origin.

Buyers should focus on nutritional characteristics that impact the final diet’s nutritional value and associated performance, and not just ingredient cost.

When collectively considering  intrinsic quality factors, the U.S. has lower damaged whole soybeans with lower moisture, better soybean meal processing conditions, greater levels of digestible amino acids, and levels of energy.

These benefits translate into better animal performance, reduced diet costs, reduced formulation challenges, increased sustainability and, ultimately, provides superior intrinsic value to soybean meal end-users.

— Partially funded by U.S. Soybean Farmers and their checkoff

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