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Fullfat Soybeans

 

For several years, there has been interest in using whole unextracted, full-fat soybeans in poultry and livestock rations. Because soybeans contain both a high quality protein (38-42%) and a rich source of oil (18-22%), they have the potential to supply major amounts of protein and energy to poultry and swine rations. Numerous studies have been conducted which demonstrates that properly processed whole soybeans may be used efficiently in livestock rations. The subject has been reviewed by various people. These investigations indicate that soybeans are an excellent source of protein and energy for poultry. However the raw grain contains certain antinutritional factors that inhibit productivity, and as a result, prior heating is required.