Our sermo.farm team has a front-row seat to some of the top new developments in ag technology via our client relationships. Among most recent is FeedCheck Soy launched by Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.) at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta.
This innovative new tool that allows for rapid, on-site analysis of soybean meal quality and is now available for use across the soy, feed and livestock industries
The simple-to-use test kit employs a customized assay design that allows users to conveniently and accurately assess their soybean meal samples for the presence of anti-nutritional factors such as trypsin inhibitors. This puts the power of quality assurance into the hands of anyone involved in producing, processing or using soybean meal for livestock feed, helping to support best quality and results across the value chain.
“In recent years we have seen a major trend toward diversification and expansion in the amount of micro-processing activity for soy taking place across the industry, including activity aimed at smaller-scale niche opportunities,” says Rob Patterson, Technical Director of CBS Inc. “There has been a rising need for practical, accurate, cost-effective, on-site testing options that anyone can use to support quality assurance in this new environment. This is what FeedCheck Soy is designed to provide.”
The tool, available direct from CBS Inc., is robust and dependable, says Dr. Anangelina Archile, CBS Inc. Technical Services Manager, who was closely involved in the test kit design.
“FeedCheck Soy allows you to quickly, clearly and reliably assess the quality of feed ingredient you are dealing with, so you can easily make decisions and adjustments,” says Archile.
Ultimately, anyone involved in producing, processing or using soybean meal can benefit from the introduction of convenient, practical and economical quality testing options, says Patterson. “Sub-optimal soybean meal processing represents a major, yet often overlooked, loss of value across soy, feed and livestock industries. Even if the processing level is off only marginally the soybean meal quality can be substantially compromised. This means lower feed quality and less nutritional value for livestock, which undermines efficiency, performance and profitability.” Anti-nutritional factors can also reduce the effectiveness of feed additives, he says. “There’s a domino effect of substantial value loss that stems from any soybean meal quality issue.”