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Feeding Value of Organic Soybean Meal

June 2020

Research to determine the digestibility of amino acids in samples of regular and organic corn and soybean meal was reported in the Canadian Journal of Animal Science.  The experiment involved a total of 560, 14 day old male broiler chickens, 10 birds/treatment, and seven semi-purified wheat starch-based diets. Treatments compared imported and local sources of corn and soybean meal.  Results indicated only a few differences in the amino acid digestibility, primarily in non-essential amino acids.  The general conclusion was that the utilization of amino acids in conventional and organic feedstuffs was comparable.