19. February 2018
The soya plant originating from East Asia provides valuable proteins and essential amino acids. Thus, soya is an important basis for energy-rich animal feed. This explains the increasing demand and justifies the rise in soybean production from 24 to 230 million tons between 1960 and 2009 as reported by the environmental organisation WWF.
Moreover, rapeseed and sunflower seed become more and more important. In recent years the quantity of rapeseed meal for livestock feeding has amounted to 4.0 million tons – a new record in Germany. Considering the high protein and energy content also sunflower seed is no less important as source of protein for animal feed.