Soybean meal is the remaining part after extracting oil from soya beans. It is the most important protein source used to feed farm animals. And as a protein source with low fiber, soybean meal is used primarily for the production of poultry, beef, pork, milk, butter and eggs, especially poultry and swine industries.
There are 3 ways to extract soybean for oil and soybean meal. The most commonly used worldwide is solvent extraction. In the USA, virtually all soybeans (99%) are solvent extracted. This method effectively extracts the oil from the beans and only 1,5% residual oil can be found in the soybean meal. The second method consists in mechanical extraction of the soybean flakes with a screw press to extract oil, without using any solvent. This method produces less oil and a high fat soybean meal. The third method combines extruding and expelling of soybean flakes, and neither uses solvent for oil extraction.
[Specification of Soybean Meal]
|Product Name||High Protein Non-Gmo Soybean Meal for Animal Feed|
|Crude Protein||43% Min||46%Min||48%Min|
|Appearance||pale yellowish brown or light yellow irregular or coarse powder-like debris, with roasted soybean flavor|