Study finds soybeans offer caloric boost in swine diets

Study finds soybeans offer caloric boost in swine diets

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Conventional standards may underestimate the caloric value of soybeans in swine diets, researchers say

A new study from Kansas State University, funded by the United Soybean Board, suggests conventional standards may underestimate how many calories soybeans contribute to swine diets. The findings, which were presented in late November, indicate soybean meal may actually contain more energy than corn, potentially containing 120% more energy than the popular grain.