Soybean meal

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Soybean meal also known as soyabean oil cake is a solid residue by-product, flour, created after grinding the soybean to extract soybean oil. It is widely used as a filler and source of protein in animal diets, including pig, chicken, cattle, horse, sheep, and fish feed.[1]

Soybean meal is ideally made from high-quality, clean, and dehulled yellow beans, since beans with a dark seed coat, or even beans with a dark hilum, inadvertently leave undesirable dark specks in the flour. Commercial soybeans in the United States are yellow or yellow brown.


Dry Matter 89%
Crude Protein 48%
Crude Fiber 3.0%
Neutral Detergent Fiber 7.1%[2]

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