Each year Evonik Industries updates a comprehensive report characterizing the composition of the U.S. soybean meal. Samples of the feed ingredients are supplied to the Evonik Health & Nutrition group by feed formulators. Their laboratory analyzes the soybean meal samples and reports values for the various geographical regions that supply the feed industry. The soybean meal data are representative for the 2017 crop year and are segmented by region.
The 2017 soybean meal has a crude protein value of 46.1% and is consistent with trends of lower crude protein levels. This year’s meal values range from 45.9% for the Western Corn Belt to 46.8% for the Southeast. Again this year variation in amino acid levels is extremely consistent.
Table 3. Meal Composition by Region-2017
Eastern Corn Belt - IL, IN, MI & OH
Southeast - AL, GA & NC