Soybeans (Glycine max) are a high protein legume and are the most commonly used protein supplement in dairy diets throughout the world. Soybean meal is palatable, nutrient dense, high in digestibility, and a relatively consistent source of protein. It has an excellent amino acid profile and is a concentrated source of protein and energy.
|Energy (ME)||12 MJ/kg DM|
There is no maximum for the use of soybean meal in dairy rations, and it can be fed to meet protein requirements. Normal feeding rates will be around 0.5-2kg per head per day. Soybean meal can be fed mixed with silage in the paddock or on the feed pad. It can also be fed via the grain feeding system in the dairy shed.