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New Data Supports Soybean Meal Consistency

March 2019

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
Eastern Corn Belt
Southeast
East Coast
All Regions
Samples
120
44
31
10
218
Crude Protein
46.47±0.75
47.46±0.58
47.74±1.22
48.51±0.62
46.98±0.98
Oil (EE)
1.96±0.23
2.19±0.21
2.41±0.28
3.04±0.45
2.15±0.41
Fiber
3.89±0.55
3.77±0.31
3.67±0.44
3.17±0.24
3.77±0.51
Ash
6.62±0.12
6.66±0.11
6.60±0.10
6.51±0.10
6.62±0.12
Amino Acids
Methionine
0.61
0.62
0.62
0.62
0.62±0.01
Cysteine
0.66
0.67
0.67
0.68
0.67±0.01
Lysine
2.89
2.93
2.93
2.90
2.90±0.05
Threonine
1.81
1.84
1.84
1.83
1.82±0.03
Tryptophan
0.63
0.64
0.64
0.65
0.64±0.01
Arginine
3.36
3.46
3.47
3.46
3.41±0.09
Isoleucine
2.10
2.15
2.17
2.14
2.12±0.05
Leucine
3.51
3.59
3.60
3.58
3.55±0.08
Valine
2.21
2.26
2.27
2.25
2.23±0.05
Histidine
1.20
1.23
1.23
1.22
1.21±0.02
Phenylalanine
2.34
2.41
2.42
2.41
2.38±0.06

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 (*)

2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Samples Analyzed
398
418
432
433
238
253
218
Crude Protein
46.97
48.04
46.83
46.51
46.54
46.12
46.98
Oil/Crude Fat
1.55
1.38
1.95
2.05
2.03
2.01
2.16
Crude Fibers
3.82
4.26
4.04
3.70
3.43
3.63
3.77
Ash
6.02
6.07
6.41
6.40
6.63
6.58
6.62
Amino Acids
Methionine
0.64
0.66
0.65
0.63
0.64
0.62
0.62
Cysteine
0.73
0.75
0.73
0.68
0.68
0.67
0.67
Lysine
2.94
3.03
2.97
2.87
2.88
2.87
2.90
Threonine
1.84
1.87
1.84
1.81
1.82
1.79
1.82
Tryptophan
0.65
0.66
0.65
0.64
0.64
0.64
0.64
Arginine
3.45
3.54
3.45
3.41
3.43
3.38
3.41
Isoleucine
2.12
2.17
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.11
2.12
Leucine
3.56
3.65
3.56
3.56
3.57
3.50
3.55
Valine
2.23
2.26
2.21
2.21
2.22
2.21
2.23
Histidine
1.25
1.28
1.25
1.22
1.21
1.20
1.21
Phenylalanine
2.43
2.36
2.37
2.38
2.32
2.38

(*) All values are expressed as mean percentages adjusted to 88% moisture;