Nutrient Advantages of U.S. Soybean Meal in Swine Feed Featured in the Philippines
- General News
USSEC invited Dr. Hans Stein from the University of Illinois to visit the Philippines to present work conducted on the nutrient advantages of U.S. soybean meal in swine feed. Highlighted were the higher metabolizable energy and digestible amino acids of U.S. dehulled soybean meal compared with soybean meals from other sources. Dr. Stein discussed the effects of heat damage related to protein solubility, which gives an advantage to U.S. meal over its competitors.
Another speaker, also from the University of Illinois, was Dr. Rommel Sulabo, who discussed results of a study that compares U.S. dehulled soybean meal with other oilseeds in swine feeds. The results show that U.S. meal is still the most economical source of protein and amino acids.
Dr Neneth Reas, Technical Manager for USSEC Philippines, spoke on the nutrient content of U.S. meal compared with other origins based on results from studies being conducted by USSEC at Massey University. The studies concern metabolizable energy and digestible amino acids of soybean meals from different origins.
The seminars were broadcasted simultaneously via webinar, and have been video recorded. Ninety technical managers and animal nutritionists attended the programs. In addition to the public seminars, exclusive in-house meetings were held with four of the largest integrated food and feed companies in the Philippines.
The Philippines is the largest customer for U.S. soybean meal outside of North America, importing almost 33 million bushels (1.2 million metric tons) in 2012.