Phosphorus digestibility of soybean meal not tied to region

Production area does not affect phosphorus digestibility in soybean meal fed to pigs.

Research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the effect of growing conditions on the nutritional value of soybean meal.

"The digestibility of phosphorus is the same in soybean meal grown in various regions in the U.S.,” Hans Stein, professor of animal sciences at the University of Illinois, said.

"The chemical composition of soybean meal is somewhat dependent on the area in which soybeans are grown, but it was not known if there are differences in the conce

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