USSEC Conducts Seminar Emphasizing the Intrinsic Values of U.S. SBM in the Philippines
- General News
USSEC recently conducted a seminar in Manila, Philippines to emphasize the intrinsic values of U.S. soybean meal. USSEC consultants Dr. Jan van Eys of GANS, France, and Dr. Rommel Sulabo, professor at the University of Los Baños, presented a conference to 40 nutritionists promoting the benefits of U.S. soybean meal beyond its crude protein content.
Dr van Eys shared technical highlights discussed during the recent 19th SE Asian Feed Technology and Nutrition Workshop in Thailand. Dr. van Eys also spoke about other intrinsic values of U.S. soybean meal that give the meal a superior quality compared with meal from other sources. The data were extracted from the published papers of Dr. Gonzalo Mateos of Spain and Dr. Ravi Ravindran from Massey University in New Zealand in their work evaluating the essential amino acid availability in soybean meal. Dr. Sulabo presented a paper on the effects of overheating in soybean meal and the use of total tract digestibility values for phosphorous. USSEC Technical Manager – Animal Nutrition, Dr. Basilisa Reas, gave a presentation on quality assurance parameters based on the Philippine market situation.
Dr. van Eys and Dr. Reas continued the program with in-house meetings with the technical teams of USSEC’s soy business partners including San Miguel Purefoods Inc (SMFI), Red Dragon Farms (RDF) and Bounty Fresh Foods Inc (BFFI). These companies all import their soybean meal requirements directly from the U.S.