Energy values of soybean meal underestimated

U.S.-produced soybean meal has greater energy values when fed to pigs than previously estimated.

Differences in soil type, the variety of soybeans, climate or processing conditions can cause the same crop to have a different nutritional value when produced in different locations. However, feed composition tables combine values from crops grown all over the world.

Results of recent research at the University of Illinois indicate that book values for energy in soybean meal underestimate the energy value of soybean meal produced in the U.S.

"In the experiments we've conduc

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