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USSEC Shares Information on Value of U.S. Soy with Korean Aquaculture Industry

USSEC worked with target fish growers, feed mills and feed ingredient suppliers from the Korean aquaculture industry to share information about the nutritive value of soybean meal and soy protein concentrate.  They discussed how soy’s nutritive values are comparable to fish meal in terms of protein, amino acids and energy digestibility and warned them to anticipate that the fish meal supply would continue to be unstable.  USSEC explained how soybean meal and soy protein concentrate could replace fish meal in feeds for flounder, Korea’s most cultured species, and other marine species by highlighting the results of USSEC’s feeding demonstrations conducted in Korea and other regions.  USSEC also addressed the outlook of soybean meal supply and demand in anticipation of a worldwide shortage of agricultural products due to recent droughts in Brazil and the U.S.  This information also included the consistent efforts of the U.S. soy industry to maximize yields and soybean quality as well as discussing the well-established infrastructure of the U.S. and its marketing channel to meet the various needs of aquaculture industry.  The Korean aquaculture industry acknowledges USSEC as a primary information source to gain insight into the utilization of soy in fish culture and the soybean meal market.