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USSEC’s Soybean Meal Quality by Origin Report no. 11/2014 Now Available

USSEC’s Soybean Meal Quality by Origin:  “Economical Value of Hipro Soybean Meal in Least Cost Formulation” is now available.  This report, written by Dr. Jannes Doppenberg of Schothorst Feed Research, shows the added value of higher quality soybean meal by origin for four different regions based on current feedstuff prices in feeds for swine, layers and/or broilers.  The regions studied in this report include the Netherlands (indicative for northwestern Europe), Spain (indicative for southwestern Europe), Poland (indicative for northeastern Europe) and Romania (indicative for southeastern Europe).
This report shows that:

  • Although 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
  • Differences in value are largest for broiler feeds followed by layer and swine feeds in all regions
  • The value of Hipro soybean meal from the United States is very high because of a higher digestible amino acid content, due to the increased prices of the synthetic amino acids (DL Methionine and L Threonine)
  • On an equal protein content basis, the value differences (in energy, mineral and digestible amino acid content) of U.S. soybean meal over that of other origins is: € 15.50-25.50 (U.S. vs. Brazil) and € 16.90-27.30/MT (U.S. vs. Argentina)

Please click here to view the report.