Whole soybeans

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Whole soybeans

Postby trin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:22 pm

Does anyone ever grind straight soybeans with eared corn? What are the pros and cons ?
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Re: Whole soybeans

Postby Kjfred » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:41 pm

From what i remember reading on it theres something in raw soybeans that is counterproductive to growth so they needed to be roasted first. Seems to be plenty of articles about it on the Google.
I came to the conclusion it was better to sell the beans and buy back feed but a have been wrong before.
I know the neighbor said they tried it years back and didnt have much luck fwiw. They just ran em thru the hammermill along with ear corn i assume
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Re: Whole soybeans

Postby Son of Butch » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:22 am

Pro: you save on trucking
Con: increased spoilage, decreased feed value, decreased digestability and weight gains

IF it were a good idea everyone would be doing it and soy meal would no longer be number 1 in protein additive sales.
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Re: Whole soybeans

Postby sim.-ang.king » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:30 am

Your decreased weight gain comes from the bean being 40% oil, which means more fat less meat. In conjunction with another protein source, and reduced corn in the ration, it is perfectly fine. Plus you get a boat load of natural estrogen.
When used properly the only con is it's price. High beans, and low corn, your better off just feeding more corn and using other proteins.
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