The Impact of Animal Ag
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Five Things to Remember About the Quality of Your Soy Meal
Meal constitutes more than two-thirds of every soybean, nearly all of which gets used by animal ag. However, U.S. soy has lost animal-feed market share to alternative feed sources, such as dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS). “The crude protein in DDGS is lower, and the amino acid balance is not great, but it’s so much cheaper,” says soy checkoff farmer-leader Scott Singlestad, whose Waseca, Minn., farm includes soybean and hog production. Soybean farmers can improve the quality of their soy meal ...
Soy meal produced from U.S. soybeans has been a favorite of Japanese poultry for fifty years. Now, demand is shifting and soy meal imports there are expected to grow, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). That may be good ...Read More
If you look closely at the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs, you can find depictions of pond-raised tilapia darting between reeds. Much has changed in Egypt since the time of the pharaohs, but aquaculture still thrives. Today, the country is the world’s ...Read More
New statistics show U.S. aquaculture is on the rise – and that means more hungry fish that could eat soy meal. The U.S. aquaculture industry has been in decline, especially in recent years, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) figures show ...Read More
It’s another record year for U.S. meat exports. Despite high input costs and a lurching international economy, U.S. pork and beef exports broke records set in 2011. This is good news for soybean farmers since animal agriculture is U.S. soy meal’s biggest ...Read More
Adding value to his farm is nothing new for soy checkoff farmer-leader Dan Corcoran. He’s been doing it for years. His Certified Angus Beef operation helps him promote specific attributes of his beef cattle and sell them for a value-added ...Read More
Thanks to growing foreign markets and support from the soy checkoff, U.S. poultry exports broke volume and value records set in 2011. Feeding chickens, turkeys and other animals soy in the United States and shipping out value-added products like meat and ...Read More
Despite forecasted drops in red-meat and poultry production, turkey, pork and broiler exports are higher than last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Meat and Livestock Trade report. In this conversation with Beyond the Bean Online, Ron ...Read More
With a population of more than 1.3 billion people, China has a food-security challenge. Demand from the Chinese people for more meat protein is booming, and much of that demand is for pork, which represents two-thirds of the meat processed in ...Read More
Raising poultry and livestock today requires a farmer to keep up with a long and ever-changing list of governmental rules and regulations involving the environment. Simply put, it’s part of doing business in the 21st century. The United Soybean Board (USB) continues ...Read More