Quality of Canadian non-food grade soybeans 2014

Oil and protein content

Oil and protein data are based on the means of Soybean, No. 1 and No. 2 Canada grades combined for all non-food grade samples received from Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The average oil content was 20.9%, which was similar the 2013 average of 21.0% and slightly lower than 5-year average (2009-2013) of 21.4%. The average protein content was 39.6%, which was lower than last year’s average of 40.2% and similar to the 5-year average (2009-2013) of 39.4%.

In Ontario, the average oil and protein content (20.9%, 40.7%) stayed relatively similar to 2013 averages (21.1%, 40.5%). In Quebec, oil content increased to 20.8%, while protein content decreased to 39.9. In Manitoba, the average oil content (20.9%) stayed relatively similar to 2013 averages (21.1%), whereas there was a decrease in the protein content in 2014 (37.2%). In Prince Edward Island, the average oil content was 22.2% and the average protein content was 37.0%. In New Brunswick, the average oil content was 22.5% and the average protein content was 35.8%.  

Comparison of 2014 and 2013 non-food grade soybean data with 5-year means - Soybean, No. 1 and No. 2 Canada grades combined
Province Oil content, % (dry matter basis) Protein content, % ( N x 6.25, dry matter basis) Sum of oil and protein, %
2014
All provinces 20.9 39.6 60.5
Manitoba 20.9 37.2 58.1
Saskatchewan 19.3 37.8 57.1
Ontario 20.9 40.7 61.6
Quebec 20.8 39.9 60.7
PEI 22.2 37.0 59.3
New Brunswick 22.5 35.8 58.3
2013
All provinces 21.0 40.2 61.2
Manitoba 21.1 39.7 60.7
Saskatchewan 20.7 39.6 60.3
Ontario 21.1 40.5 61.6
Quebec 18.6 41.3 59.8
PEI New Brunswick 21.0 38.6 59.6
2009-2013 means
All provinces 21.4 39.6 61.0
Manitoba 22.0 37.6 59.5
Saskatchewan 20.7 39.0 59.7
Ontario 21.4 40.3 61.7
Quebec 20.4 40.9 61.2

Oil content ranged from 16.8% to 24.5% for individual samples that were graded No. 1 and 2. Protein content ranged from 31.3% to 45.1% for individual samples that were graded No. 1 and 2.

Oil and protein content of non-food grade soybean samples by province and grade, 2014 Harvest Sample Program
Province No. of samples Oil content, % (dry matter basis) Protein content, % (N x 6.25, dry matter basis)
mean min. max. mean min. max.
Soybean, No. 1 Canada
Manitoba 1 19.7 19.3 19.3 38.4 38.8 38.8
Ontario 53 21.2 19.0 23.0 40.7 39.0 45.0
Quebec 1 20.7 20.7 20.7 40.4 40.4 40.4
All provinces 55 21.2 19.0 23.0 40.7 38.8 45.0
Soybean, No. 2 Canada
Manitoba 71 20.9 18.2 24.5 37.2 31.3 41.0
Saskatchewan 18 19.3 16.8 22.1 37.8 32.0 41.1
Ontario 159 20.8 18.7 23.3 40.7 36.8 45.1
Quebec 25 20.8 18.9 24.3 39.9 32.6 42.1
New Brunswick 4 22.5 21.4 23.7 35.8 33.9 38.5
PEI 3 22.2 21.8 23.6 37.0 37.5 38.0
All provinces 280 20.8 16.8 24.5 39.4 31.3 45.1
Soybean, No. 3 Canada
West 4 20.4 18.4 23.4 37.5 35.3 40.1
East 4 19.0 19.9 20.2 43.0 41.3 44.9
All provinces 8 19.7 18.4 23.4 40.3 35.3 44.9
Soybean, No. 4 Canada
West 1 18.7 18.7 18.7 40.6 40.6 40.6
East 2 20.4 20.3 21.5 39.2 38.2 40.9
All provinces 3 19.8 18.7 21.5 39.7 38.2 40.9
Soybean, all grades
Manitoba 72 20.9 19.7 20.9 37.2 37.2 38.4
Saskatchewan 18 19.3 19.3 19.3 37.8 37.8 37.8
Ontario 212 20.9 20.8 21.2 40.7 40.7 40.7
Quebec 26 20.8 20.7 20.8 39.9 35.8 40.4
New Brunswick 4 22.5 21.4 23.7 35.8 33.9 38.5
PEI 3 22.2 21.8 23.6 37.0 37.5 38.0
West 5 20.1 18.7 20.4 38.1 37.5 40.6
East 6 19.5 19.0 20.4 41.7 39.2 43.0
All provinces 346 20.8 18.7 23.7

39.7

33.9 43.0

Oil and protein content trend for eastern and western Canada 2014

Variations in protein content between eastern and western provinces can be seen in the top 2 grades. While quality parameters can be strongly affected by environmental conditions, the variety of soybean planted, plus soil fertility, can also affect quality parameters.

Graph shows inverse relationship between oil and protein. Details in the following table.
Inverse relationship between oil and protein for samples submitted to the Grain Research Laboratory
Eastern and Western Canada - Relationship between oil and protein content by individual sample for 2014
Province Oil content, % (dry matter basis) Protein content, % (N x 6.25, dry matter basis)
Manitoba 22.6 36.6
Manitoba 22.5 37.3
Manitoba 20.6 41.0
Manitoba 19.7 39.9
Manitoba 21.1 41.3
Manitoba 22.4 38.1
Manitoba 21.0 39.0
Manitoba 20.7 41.2
Manitoba 21.9 40.1
Manitoba 21.5 40.7
Manitoba 18.3 44.6
Manitoba 21.8 38.1
Manitoba 19.6 41.0
Manitoba 20.3 39.9
Manitoba 20.9 39.9
Manitoba 20.6 40.6
Manitoba 22.3 39.4
Manitoba 22.1 38.6
Manitoba 20.5 41.6
Manitoba 18.9 42.6
Manitoba 20.8 40.7
Manitoba 20.4 41.5
Manitoba 21.8 39.8
Manitoba 21.8 39.3
Manitoba 21.9 40.9
Manitoba 19.8 42.4
Manitoba 21.2 39.6
Manitoba 21.1 38.0
Manitoba 22.2 38.7
Manitoba 21.6 39.8
Manitoba 21.4 39.7
Manitoba 21.2 38.9
Manitoba 20.0 42.1
Manitoba 21.6 39.7
Manitoba 21.2 40.7
Manitoba 21.7 39.9
Manitoba 22.1 40.4
Manitoba 21.0 40.7
Manitoba 21.9 38.5
Manitoba 22.9 38.8
Manitoba 21.3 40.6
Manitoba 18.7 41.6
Manitoba 20.8 43.0
Manitoba 22.1 39.0
Manitoba 22.3 39.6
Manitoba 20.7 40.4
Manitoba 21.9 39.6
Manitoba 19.6 40.5
Manitoba 24.1 36.8
Manitoba 23.5 37.2
Manitoba 21.5 40.4
Manitoba 19.9 40.5
Manitoba 22.9 38.4
Manitoba 22.0 40.9
Manitoba 21.0 39.7
Manitoba 20.6 39.6
Manitoba 22.8 37.3
Manitoba 21.9 38.5
Manitoba 22.3 35.7
Manitoba 21.3 40.4
Manitoba 21.5 40.1
Manitoba 21.5 39.4
Manitoba 20.6 39.7
Manitoba 20.7 42.5
Manitoba 21.3 39.0
Manitoba 19.6 41.5
Manitoba 21.4 39.2
Manitoba 19.9 42.4
Manitoba 22.3 39.1
Manitoba 19.6 41.6
Saskatchewan 21.6 37.1
Saskatchewan 21.7 38.7
Saskatchewan 20.6 40.4
Saskatchewan 19.2 41.7
Saskatchewan 20.3 40.1
Saskatchewan 22.0 39.0
Saskatchewan 21.4 38.2
Saskatchewan 21.7 37.3
Saskatchewan 21.6 40.1
Saskatchewan 22.2 39.0
Saskatchewan 22.2 38.1
Saskatchewan 20.1 40.8
Saskatchewan 20.6 40.3
Saskatchewan 20.8 39.7
Saskatchewan 19.7 39.7
New Brunswick                                 22.4 38.1
Ontario 20.6 42.6
Ontario 22.9 40.5
Ontario 23.0 40.5
Ontario 23.4 40.0
Ontario 21.1 41.3
Ontario 22.3 39.4
Ontario 22.0 41.1
Ontario 20.6 42.0
Ontario 21.0 40.4
Ontario 22.8 40.7
Ontario 21.1 42.3
Ontario 21.6 40.7
Ontario                                  22.1 40.9
Ontario                                  21.5 41.3
Ontario                                  21.7 40.2
Ontario                                  22.1 38.6
Ontario                                  22.3 42.5
Ontario                                  21.5 41.1
Ontario 22.3 42.7
Ontario 21.2 42.2
Ontario 22.3 42.8
Ontario 23.6 38.9
Ontario 23.3 38.6
Ontario 21.5 41.1
Ontario 23.4 40.5
Ontario 21.9 41.5
Ontario 22.4 38.9
Ontario 21.3 41.1
Ontario 23.1 40.1
Ontario 21.0 41.1
Ontario 23.1 39.2
Ontario 21.7 40.9
Ontario 22.2 41.3
Ontario 21.2 41.2
Ontario 21.8 40.8
Ontario 22.6 42.8
Ontario 21.5 41.0
Ontario 20.3 42.8
Ontario 23.0 41.9
Ontario 22.9 40.3
Ontario 22.4 40.4
Ontario 20.9 41.5
Ontario 22.6 40.2
Ontario 21.9 40.3
Ontario 22.7 39.1
Ontario 22.6 39.9
Ontario 21.6 40.0
Ontario 22.2 40.3
Ontario 18.7 41.4
Ontario 21.7 40.1
Ontario 21.1 42.0
Ontario 20.8 40.7
Ontario 21.6 40.5
Ontario 19.8 41.9
Ontario 21.8 40.0
Ontario 22.0 41.2
Ontario 21.7 40.7
Ontario 21.0 41.7
Ontario 22.9 39.7
Ontario 22.8 39.4
Ontario 21.2 39.5
Ontario                                  21.7 40.9
Ontario                                  22.1 38.6
Ontario                                  20.5 40.3
Ontario                                  21.1 41.8
Ontario                                  21.8 39.4
Ontario                                  21.3 41.0
Ontario 22.8 32.3
Ontario 19.8 42.1
Ontario 20.3 39.9
Ontario 19.8 40.9
Ontario 21.7 40.3
Ontario 19.5 40.6
Ontario 21.4 41.3
Ontario 21.1 41.3
Ontario 21.7 40.7
Ontario 22.4 38.7
Ontario 18.6 41.2
Ontario 21.8 40.6
Ontario 22.1 40.4
Ontario 21.3 40.6
Ontario 20.6 40.0
Ontario 21.7 39.9
Ontario 22.1 40.4
Ontario 20.5 40.8
Ontario 20.0 42.6
Ontario 19.4 41.1
Ontario 21.9 37.5
Ontario 20.5 40.7
Ontario 21.0 40.6
Ontario 21.6 40.3
Ontario 22.7 40.7
Ontario 21.7 40.2
Ontario 21.1 41.5
Ontario 21.2 41.7
Ontario 22.3 40.5
Ontario 21.3 41.2
Ontario 22.7 39.9
Ontario 21.4 41.2
Ontario 22.2 38.9
Ontario 20.2 42.1
Ontario 23.4 35.6
Ontario 21.7 41.0
Ontario 22.3 40.0
Ontario 21.3 37.2
Ontario 21.5 42.0
Ontario 22.3 41.6
Ontario 21.6 41.9
Ontario 21.8 39.9
Ontario 21.6 41.4
Ontario 22.1 39.9
Ontario 21.7 41.1
Ontario 20.4 42.1
Ontario 21.4 41.2
Ontario 21.5 41.8
Ontario 21.0 41.8
Ontario 21.3 41.8
Ontario 21.8 41.2
Ontario 20.0 43.0
Ontario 23.2 39.4
Ontario 21.6 40.8
Ontario 19.9 40.6
Ontario 20.3 40.3
Ontario 20.5 39.1
Ontario 22.8 39.4
Ontario 20.8 40.5
Ontario 21.5 40.5
Ontario 21.4 41.4
Ontario 21.9 38.8
Ontario 22.0 40.6
Ontario 21.0 41.4
Ontario 22.5 40.5
Ontario 22.4 38.7
Ontario 23.4 39.7
Ontario 19.9 41.5
Ontario 22.9 39.3
Ontario 20.7 42.4
Ontario 21.4 41.2
Ontario 21.1 41.8
Ontario 21.8 40.4
Ontario 21.6 40.8
Ontario 22.1 40.1
Ontario 22.0 41.3
Ontario 21.9 41.5
Ontario 22.0 41.7
Ontario 21.0 39.7
Ontario 20.7 39.9
Ontario 20.8 40.1
Ontario 21.2 41.4
Ontario 20.7 40.2
Ontario 21.0 40.1
Ontario 21.1 41.5
Ontario 21.6 41.7
Ontario 21.5 41.4
Ontario 21.0 41.8
Ontario 22.8 40.2
Ontario 20.0 43.6
Ontario 21.2 40.7
Ontario 22.4 42.4
Ontario 21.0 42.0
Ontario 20.8 40.0
Ontario 20.6 40.4
Ontario 21.2 40.9
Ontario 21.5 41.2
Ontario 21.6 40.5
Ontario 20.8 41.2
Ontario 21.6 38.8
Ontario 19.8 40.8
Ontario 19.4 41.5
Ontario 19.5 40.0
Ontario 20.7 40.4
Ontario 20.9 40.1
Ontario 21.4 40.2
Ontario 21.1 39.9
Ontario 21.1 39.9
Ontario 20.7 40.4
Ontario 20.7 40.1
Ontario 20.6 40.2
Ontario 21.0 39.9
Ontario 20.6 40.4
Ontario 20.7 40.2
Ontario 20.6 40.1
Ontario 20.8 40.3
Ontario 20.7 40.4
Ontario 19.2 41.6
Ontario 19.9 40.9
Ontario 19.3 41.8
Ontario 20.2 39.0
Ontario 20.1 39.2
Ontario 21.0 41.3
Ontario 22.3 40.6
Ontario 21.9 40.0
Ontario 20.6 41.7
Ontario 21.8 41.8
Ontario 21.7 41.0
Ontario 21.0 41.5
Ontario 22.0 41.3
Ontario 21.6 41.0
Ontario 22.1 41.7
Ontario 22.8 39.4
Ontario 21.2 41.1
Ontario 22.5 40.5
Ontario 21.5 40.7
Ontario 22.1 40.0
Ontario 21.7 40.2
Ontario 22.1 40.1
Ontario 22.0 40.5
Ontario                                  21.7 39.2
Ontario                                  20.8 40.2
Ontario                                  21.0 39.7
Ontario                                  21.3 40.5
Ontario                                  22.8 38.4
Ontario                                  20.7 41.0
Ontario                                  21.4 40.2
Ontario                                  19.8 39.4
Ontario                                  19.2 40.7
Ontario 20.6 41.7
Ontario 21.7 42.1
Ontario 19.8 40.6
Prince Edward Island                                  20.2 39.6
Prince Edward Island                                  21.2 40.0
Prince Edward Island                                  20.9 38.7
Prince Edward Island                                  21.9 38.1
Quebec 19.4 39.7
Quebec 21.6 40.6
Quebec 21.8 40.3
Quebec 19.8 40.8
Quebec 18.5 41.3
Quebec 19.1 40.9
Quebec 18.5 41.7
Quebec 18.5 42.7
Quebec 19.3 41.1
Quebec 19.7 43.5
Quebec 20.7 42.7