Consumption of U.S. Soybean Meal in Vietnamese Feed Mills Continues to Rise
- General News
In the last few years, the number of aquaculture feed mills in Vietnam that have started to use U.S. soybean meal in aquaculture feeds production has risen as USSEC has continued to provide technical information showing the superiority of U.S. Soy compared to soybeans of other origins.
A recent technical seminar in Ho Chi Minh City organized by USSEC highlighted the superiority of U.S. soybean meal to soybean meal of other origins in nutrient values, growth performance and lower costs of feed per kilogram of weight gain, resulting in lower feeding costs and better performing animals when the rations contain U.S. soybean meal. U.S. soybean meal provides the most valuable nutrients needed in animal diets: a superior amino acid profile and amino acid digestibility, increased metabolizable energy, lower fiber content, higher total phosphorus, and greater uniformity among batches. The unique nutrient profile of U.S. soybean meal has a significant value when compared to soybean meal of other origins. Although the cost of U.S. soybean meal may be slightly higher than soybean products of other origin, the superior value of U.S. soybean quality will produce improved profitability through ration efficiency and lower feeding costs.
Now, more and more feed mills, including USSEC customers Kinh Bac and Minh Tam, have been using more U.S. soybean meal in aquaculture feed because of its quality and because it is easy to place an order for it in Vietnam. USSEC believes that with the fast growth rate of Vietnam’s aquaculture sector, the demand and consumption of U.S. soybean meal in Vietnam will continue to grow.