10 frequently asked questions about soybeans

10 frequently asked questions about soybeans

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Soybeans are a common ingredient, but they have many problems that need to be taken into consideration during feed formulation.

Soybeans remain the most important protein source for farmed monogastric animals like poultry, pigs and rabbits, and a substantial protein source for ruminants like non-grazing dairy cattle, sheep and goats. Nevertheless, it's not only newcomers to the business of animal feeding that require education, but also old hands who often confuse the different terms used for the same ingredient by nutrition professionals. The scope of this article is to answer the most frequent soybean questions encountered in my work as a consulting nutritionist in the past 20 years.