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New Analytical Data Supports Soybean Meal Consistency

2018
Evonik Industries

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

Western Corn Belt
Eastern Corn Belt
Southeast
All Regions
Samples
154
69
30
254
Crude Protein
45.94±0.51
46.25±0.62
46.81±0.53
46.12±0.65
Oil (EE)
1.87±0
182.18±0.29
2.29±0.51
2.01±0.32
Fiber
3.75±0.34
3.39±0.25
3.55±0.43
3.63±0.36
Ash
6.60±0.10
6.54±0.16
6.53±0.11
6.58±0.12
Amino Acids
Methionine
0.62
0.63
0.62
0.62±0.01
Cysteine
0.67
0.67
0.67
0.67±0.01
Lysine
2.86
2.88
2.89
2.87±0.04
Threonine
1.78
1.79
1.81
1.79±0.02
Tryptophan
0.63
0.64
0.64
0.64±0.01
Arginine
3.37
3.39
3.42
3.38±0.05
Isoleucine
2.10
2.12
2.15
2.11±0.03
Leucine
3.49
3.51
3.56
3.59±0.05
Valine
2.20
2.21
2.24
2.21±0.03
Histidine
1.20
1.21
1.22
1.20±0.02
Phenylalanine
2.31
2.33
2.38
2.32±0.04
Western Corn Belt - IA, MN, MO, NE & SD
Eastern Corn Belt - IL, IN, MI & OH
Southeast - AL, GA & NC

Table 4. Composition of Soybean Meal for Crop Years 2012-2017 (*)

Crop Year 2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Samples analyzed
398
418
432
433
238
253
Crude Protein
46.97
48.04
46.83
46.51
46.54
46.12
Oil/Crude Fat
1.55
1.38
1.95
2.05
2.03
2.01
Crude Fiber
3.82
4.26
4.04
3.70
3.43
3.63
Ash
6.02
6.07
6.41
6.40
6.63
6.58
Amino Acids
Methionine
0.64
0.66
0.65
0.63
0.64
0.62
Cysteine
0.73
0.75
0.73
0.68
0.68
0.67
Lysine
2.94
3.03
2.97
2.87
2.88
2.87
Threonine
1.84
1.87
1.84
1.81
1.82
1.79
Tryptophan
0.65
0.66
0.65
0.64
0.64
0.64
Arginine
3.45
3.54
3.45
3.14
3.43
3.38
Isoleucine
2.12
2.17
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.11
Leucine
3.56
3.65
3.56
3.56
3.57
3.50
Valine
2.23
2.26
2.21
2.21
2.22
2.21
Histidine
1.25
1.28
1.25
1.22
1.21
1.20
Phenylalanine
2.43
2.36
2.37
2.38
2.32
(*) All values are expressed as mean percentages adjusted to 88% moisture.