Soybean Meal

Soybeans (Glycine max) are a high protein legume and are the most commonly used protein supplement in dairy diets throughout the world. Soybean meal is palatable, nutrient dense, high in digestibility, and a relatively consistent source of protein. it has an excellent amino acid profile and is a concentrated source of protein and energy. Soybean meal accounts for nearly 65 percent of the world’s protein feed deman.

There are several anti-nutritional factors (ANFs) associated with soybean meal (trypsin inhibitors), which are partially inactivated or minimised during the toasting process.

The ANFs have the greatest effect on mongastric animals, such as poultry and swine. It has a lesser effect on the transformation that occurs in the rumen.

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Soya Bean Meal

Protein supplements like soybean meal can be fed to balance out low protein pasture and/or supplements.

Cows in mid-lactation require about 16 percent dietary crude protein. In summer pasture protein levels can drop under 16 percent. In these situations deficiencies can become an issue and soybean meal can be used to stimulate production levels.

Soybean meal contains around 50 percent protein of which 35 percent is rumen undegradable (“by-Pass”) and 65 percent is rumen degrable.

Soybean meal is rich in lysine, and of the common plant proteins used in animal feeds, soybean meal has the highest percentage of essential amino acids (47.6 percent).

Typical Analysis

NutrientUnitConstituent
Dry Matter%90
Crude Protein%46
MEMJ/kgDM12
Crude Fibre%3.2
NDF%12.3
ADF%45
Crude Fat%1.4
Calcium%0.3
Potassium%2.1
Lysine%2.91
Theoline%1.79

Dry Matter                    90%
Crude Protein              46%
ME                                12MJ/kg/DM
Crude Fibre                  3.2%
NDF                              12.3%
ADF                               45%
Crude Fat                     1.4%
Calcium                        0.3%
Potassium                   2.1%
Lysine                           2.91%
Theoline                       1.79%

Prices and Ordering

Due to the constant change in prices, we aren’t able to specify the costs for our products on our website. Feel free to contact us for up to date pricing, flexible contract arrangements, and delivery times on our products.

There is no maximum for the use of soybean meal in dairy rations, and it can be fed mixed with silage in the paddock or on the feed pad. It can also be fed via the grain feeding system in the dairy shed.

Like all feedingstuffs, soybean meal should be stored dry, in bulk bins or placed on cement slabs (away from vermin and protected from the weather.

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