Meal and Hulls

Canadian soybeans are rich in nutrients that are ideal for livestock, poultry and fish feed, as well as high-protein foods for human consumption.

After the hulls are removed and oil is extracted, the meat from soybeans is processed into a finely ground, highly digestible meal that is packed with protein. The remaining hulls are then processed into an economical source of low-carbohydrate energy and water-soluble fibre. All of these products are carefully heat-treated by Canadian processors to eliminate anti-nutritional factors and optimize feed value.

The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grading of soybeans but there are currently no official grading standards for meal and hulls. To guide negotiations between buyers and sellers, the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA) has developed a set of recommended trading rules.

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