New soybean feed industry guide released

A compre­hensive new soy feed resource designed to help soybean, live­stock, and poultry farmers adopt value-adding practices has been released by Grain Farmers of Ontario and Soy 20/20.

The availability of new and different types of soy feed options spurred the devel­op­ment of the guide, designed to help farmers and soy feed in­dustry stakeholders more thor­oughly understand the various domestically produced soy feed products.

Developed in conjunction with the Canadian International Grains Institute, the guide is designed to encourage value-add­ing practices through cost reduction (on-farm feed pro­duction) and revenue gener­ation (sale of soy oil and meal rather than exclusively whole beans), as well as support the growth of other new soy uses from feed to food to industrial. It also provides information re­quired for soy animal feed pro­ducers to optimize the quality of their product.

The Soy Feed Industry Guide is available in printed format by contacting Grain Farmers of Ontario and elec­tronically at­feed.­htm. It will be updated on an ongoing basis.

This project was funded in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agri­cultural Adaptation Council and by Grain Farmers of Ontario and Soy 20/20.

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) is the province’s newest and largest commodity organi­zation, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean, and wheat farmers. Canadian Inter­national Grains Institute (CIGI) is a non-profit market devel­opment organization with a vision to be the recognized leader specializing in offering continuous advances in Cana­dian field crop products to the world. Soy 20/20 brings to­gether government, academic and industry partners to stim­ulate and seize new global bio­science opportunities for Can­adian soybeans.