Quality of Canadian non-food grade soybeans 2013

Harvest survey samples

All samples were analyzed for oil and protein content using an Infratec 1241 Grain Analyzer near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer, calibrated and verified against the appropriate laboratory reference method.  Grade composite samples were analyzed for fatty acid composition and free fatty acids. The reference procedures are listed under Oilseeds Methods.

Due to a low number of samples received from Saskatchewan (15), Quebec (11), New Brunswick (1) and Prince Edward Island (4), the data presented in this report for these areas might not truly reflect the quality of the crop for these areas.

Table 3. Quality data for harvest survey soybeans (non-food types) - Soybean, No. 1 and No. 2 Canada grades combined dataFootnote 1
Quality parameter 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008-2012
Oil content, % (dry matter basis) 21.0 21.9 22.0 21.4 21.6
Protein content, % (N x 6.25, dry matter basis) 40.2 39.3 38.1 39.9 39.4

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Means for the combined grades

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