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USSEC “Soybean Meal Quality by Origin” Report Available

USSEC recently released the report, “Soybean Meal Quality by Origin:  Economical Value of Hipro Soybean Meal in Least Cost Formulations,” available online at USSEC’s website or through USSEC’s regional offices worldwide.  This report, contracted through Schothurst Feed Research, demonstrates the added value of higher quality soybean meal by origin for different European regions based on current feedstuff prices in feeds for swine, layers and broilers.  The study focuses on four regions:  Northwestern Europe, Southwestern Europe, Northeastern Europe and Southeastern Europe.

The report emphasizes that even though soybean meal is sold on a per unit of protein basis, differences in digestible energy and amino acid content contribute more to the value of soybean meal and that differences in value are largest for broiler feeds followed by layer and swine feeds in all regions.  The report also details the value differences in energy, mineral and digestible amino acid content of U.S. soybean meal over meal of other origins.
Click here to view the PDF version of the report.