Soybean & Pork checkoffs partner
The soybean checkoff and pork checkoff continue to
partner on mutually beneficial research despite the challenges of high feed
costs. As soybean meal prices have followed other protein products upward, it
has become more important for livestock and poultry producers to extract every
ounce of nutrition available from their soybean meal.
"Livestock and poultry are our number one customer,
consuming 98 percent of the US soybean meal used domestically," says Phil
Bradshaw, United Soybean Board (USB) Animal Agriculture Team Lead and a soybean
farmer from Griggsville, Ill.
"The US pork industry specifically uses about 25 percent of the domestically
used soybean meal, so there is a strong partnership between soybean farmers and
That partnership has led to collaboration among the United
Soybean Board (USB), the National Pork Board (NPB) and QUALISOY to fund two very
important research projects.
The North American Swine Energy System, a
two-year research program evaluating the use of net-energy systems for US
feedstuffs. This project is set to conclude in August, while the three-year
Development of an Allergenicity Model in Swine project will conclude next
â€¢ Pork Checkoff
â€¢ Soybean Checkoff
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