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USSEC Korea Continues to Monitor Amino Acid Content of Imported SBM

USSEC continues to monitor the amino acid content of imported soybean meal analyzed by Korea Feed Association’s analysis lab.  Three cargoes of U.S. soybean meal arrived in January 2013 from ADM and four cargoes of Brazilian soybean meal from Concordia and Glencoe arrived in May-June 2013.  These shipments were analyzed and compared.

The average content of crude protein, total amino acid, essential amino acid, Lys, Met and Thr present in U.S. soybean meal as compared to Brazilian soybean meal were 46.42% vs. 45.52%, 44.80% vs. 43.87%, 22.20% vs. 21.88%, 2.90% vs. 2.83%, 0.64% vs. 0.61% and 1.85% vs. 1.81%, respectively.  Standard deviations for each variable were 0.13% vs. 0.68%, 0.20% vs. 0.89%, 0.10% vs. 0.51%, 0.02% vs. 0.05%, 0.02% vs. 0.03% and 0.03% vs. 0.05%, respectively.

USSEC’s technical staff shared this analysis data with four local feed mills:  Woosung Feed, Heungsung Feed, Hyundai Feed and NH Feed.  USSEC will continue to monitor amino acid content year round and will share the information with the local Korean feed and livestock industry.