Each year Evonik updates a comprehensive report characterizing the composition of the U.S. soybean meal. Samples of the feed ingredients are supplied to Evonik Health & Care GMBH 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 2018 crop year and are segmented by region.
The 2018 soybean meal has a crude protein value of 47.0%. This year’s meal values range from 46.5% for the Western Corn Belt to 47.7% for the Southeast. This year the variation in crude protein and the various amino acids are extremely consistent with previous years.
Table 3. Meal Composition by Region - 2018
Western Corn Belt- IA, MN, MO, NE & SD
Eastern Corn Belt- IL, IN, MI & OH
Southeast- AL, GA & NC
East Coast-MD, PA & VA
Table 4. Composition of Soybean Meal for Crop Years 2012-2017 (*)
(*) All values are expressed as mean percentages adjusted to 88% moisture;