USSEC Hosted Soybean Meal Seminar Emphasizing Amino Acid Profile of U.S. SBM for Korean Feed Mills
- General News
USSEC hosted a seminar, “Evaluating Soybean Meal on Amino Acid and Energy Content” in Seoul, South Korea on March 4, targeting Korean feed mills strong in the swine and poultry sectors. Target audiences were purchasing and technical staff employees of the feed mills. Participants included the new president of Korea Feed Association (KFA), who had started at his position the previous week. USSEC’s message emphasized the comparison between amino acid content of U.S. soybean meal and competitors’ soybean meal.
USSEC staff presented updates on KFA’s amino acid analysis results on imported soybean meals for the past two years. The results indicated that U.S. soybean meal has more protein, amino acids and energy content and less fiber content than soybean meals from South America and India. A local animal nutrition professor also gave a presentation on the application of amino acid and energy to determine the value of soybean meals. According to the survey at the end of the seminar, 54 percent of the audience answered that they are currently considering amino acid content at soybean meal purchase and 79 percent replied that they will consider amino acid content at soybean meal purchase in the future.