Input Values
Starting Values
Output Values
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Moisture
-3.0 0.5

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Moisture is both added and removed during soybean processing and the final moisture level in SBM is thereby subject to control by the processor. Trading rules allow for a moisture maximum of 12% with a 0.5% overage before penalty. Moisture "dilutes" the levels of other components thereby reducing nutrient density.

Crude Protein Level
-2.0 2.5

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Crude Protein (CP) levels in SBM are a function of the composition of the soybeans being processed and the level of hulls left in the meal. While soybean composition dictates the theoretical maximum meal protein level, the processor is able to exercise some level of control over crude protein level by controlling the amount of hulls removed from the meal.

Protein Digestibility Coefficients
-3.0 3.0

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Non-ruminant animals such as poultry and pigs have nutritional requirements for specific amino acids, not Crude Protein which is calculated from nitrogen content. Not all of the protein/amino acids present in an ingredient such as soybean meal are fully utilized. One measure of the extent to which a given amino acid is utilized is its Digestibility Coefficient (DC) which represents the percentage of the total amount present that is digested. Processors impact DC through the amount of heat applied during toasting.

Residual Oil Levels
-0.5 1.5

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Due to its relatively high value, processors typically seek to maximize the oil extracted from soybeans. However, since oil is a dense source of nutritional energy, the level of oil in the meal contributes nutritional value which translates to economic value. Since rendered animal fat and other sources of fat such as restaurant grease are typically added to animal feeds to increase caloric density, the relative value of residual oil in the meal is directly related to the cost of these alternate sources of energy.

Ingredients and Prices (Click to Change)
Soybean Meal - $/ton
$0.00 $600.00

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High Protein Soybean Meal

L-Lysine HCl - $/lb
$0.00 $5.00

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Crystalline form of Lysine containing 78.6% L-Lysine all of which is assumed to be digestible.

L-Threonine - $/lb
$0.00 $5.00

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Crystalline form of Threonine containing 98.5% L-Threonine all of which is assumed to be digestible.

DL Methionine - $/lb
$0.00 $6.00

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Crystalline form of Methionine containing 99% DL-Methionine all of which is assumed to be digestible.

Animal Fat - $/lb
$0.00 $5.00

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Rendered Feed Grade Fat assumed to provide 3750 kcal/lb. of Metabolizable Energy.

Changes in Soybean Meal Composition and Estimated Economic Value*†
Estimated Difference in Applied Value of Soybean Meal, $/ton of meal
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TOTAL OF ALL
MOISTURE LEVEL CONSIDERATIONS
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MOISTURE UNIT CHANGE
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ASSOCIATED POUNDS OF MOISTURE PER TON OF MEAL
Value/Cost of Change in Moisture
$
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SOYBEAN MEAL AT STATED MOISTURE

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Start
New Value
Difference
Moisture

Moisture is both added and removed during soybean processing and the final moisture level in SBM is thereby subject to control by the processor. Trading rules allow for a moisture maximum of 12% with a 0.5% overage before penalty. Moisture "dilutes" the levels of other components thereby reducing nutrient density.

Crude Protein,%

Non-ruminant animals such as poultry and pigs have nutritional requirements for specific amino acids, not Crude Protein which is calculated from nitrogen content.

Digestible Lysine, %

Non-ruminant animals such as poultry and pigs have nutritional requirements for specific amino acids, not Crude Protein which is calculated from nitrogen content. Not all of the protein/amino acids present in an ingredient such as soybean meal are fully utilized. One measure of the extent to which a given amino acid is utilized is its Digestibility Coefficient (DC) which represents the percentage of the total amount present that is digested. Processors impact DC through the amount of heat applied during toasting.

Digestible Threonine,%

Non-ruminant animals such as poultry and pigs have nutritional requirements for specific amino acids, not Crude Protein which is calculated from nitrogen content. Not all of the protein/amino acids present in an ingredient such as soybean meal are fully utilized. One measure of the extent to which a given amino acid is utilized is its Digestibility Coefficient (DC) which represents the percentage of the total amount present that is digested. Processors impact DC through the amount of heat applied during toasting.

Digestible Methionine + Cysteine,%

Non-ruminant animals such as poultry and pigs have nutritional requirements for specific amino acids, not Crude Protein which is calculated from nitrogen content. Not all of the protein/amino acids present in an ingredient such as soybean meal are fully utilized. One measure of the extent to which a given amino acid is utilized is its Digestibility Coefficient (DC) which represents the percentage of the total amount present that is digested. Processors impact DC through the amount of heat applied during toasting.

Crude Fat,%
ME, kcal/lb. Poultry

Metabolizable Energy (ME) is a measure of nutritionally usable energy.

INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTION EQUIVALENTS

Non-ruminant animals such as poultry and pigs have nutritional requirements for specific amino acids, not Crude Protein which is calculated from nitrogen content. Not all of the protein/amino acids present in an ingredient such as soybean meal are fully utilized. One measure of the extent to which a given amino acid is utilized is its Digestibility Coefficient (DC) which represents the percentage of the total amount present that is digested. Processors impact DC through the amount of heat applied during toasting.

lbs./ton meal
$/ton meal
L-Lysine HCl

Crystalline form of Lysine containing 78.6% L-Lysine all of which is assumed to be digestible.

L-Threonine

Crystalline form of Threonine containing 98.5% L-Threonine all of which is assumed to be digestible.

DL Methionine

Crystalline form of Methionine containing 99% DL-Methionine all of which is assumed to be digestible.

Animal Fat

Rendered Feed Grade Fat assumed to provide 3750 kcal/lb. of Metabolizable Energy.

* Trading Rule Penalties NOT Included

† This calculator does not include the impact of SBM nutrient density changes on usage of SBM and other ingredients, resultant feed ingredient costs and associated applied value.

Disclaimer

All information and estimates are provided "As Is" and are intended for illustrative purposes only. No warranty, expressed or implied, by USB, Integrative Nutrition, Inc. or any other entity is provided. All information is provided on the condition that users must make their own determinations regarding any use of this information and must assume all risk associated with any and all use. If you would like to discuss specifics further, please contact Dr. Nick Bajjalieh or Philip Lobo.