Quality of Canadian non-food grade soybeans 2013

In 2013, the average oil content for Soybean, No. 1 and No. 2 grades combined was 21.0% on a dry matter basis. The average was about 1% lower than last year’s average of 21.9% but similar to the 5-year average (2008-2012) of 21.6%.  The average protein content for Soybean, No. 1 and No. 2 grades combined was 40.2%, which was higher than last year’s average (39.3%) and higher than the 5-year average (39.4%).

Average oil and protein content for No. 1 and No. 2 grades combined varied between eastern and western regions.  Manitoba had an oil content of 21.1% and a protein content of 39.7%, whereas Saskatchewan had an oil content of 20.7% and a protein content of 39.6. Ontario had an oil content of 21.1% and a protein content of 40.5%. Quebec had an oil content of 18.6% and a protein content of 41.3%.

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