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As the dominant source of plant-based protein, soybean meal makes up two-thirds of the world’s total output of protein feedstuff. With unsurpassed feeding value and more protein yield per acre than any other oilseed, soybean meal has become the gold standard by which other proteins are measured.

Generally, one metric tonne of soybeans will produce about 183 kilograms of oil and 733 kilograms of meal, which puts worldwide soybean meal production at more than 250 million metric tons.

More than three-fourths of the world’s soy ends up in animal feed formulations, supplementing plenty of protein, energy, essential amino acids, and other valuable nutrients that the livestock industry depends on.

By understanding the challenges and opportunities that abound in the soybean meal market, processors can tap into the steady growth potential and profit of this valuable byproduct.