Extruded full-fat soybeans and ExPress® soybean meal are highquality sources of energy and protein for poultry species

Dr Reza Poureslami, poultry nutritionist at Insta-Pro International, explains that extruded full-fat soybeans have been used as a high quality source of energy (due to the oil content of 18-22%) and protein (38-42%), in the diet of poultry species since the early 1970s.
A large number of studies have been performed over the past few decades to investigate different aspects of applying extruded full-fat soybeans in animal and poultry diets.

These studies have demonstrated that properly processed extruded soybeans can:

1) Be effectively used by poultry species
2) Completely replace other protein sources in the diet
3) Replace dietary fat supplements.
Using Insta-Pro equipment, studies have shown that extruded full-fat soybeans contain about 3,815Kcal/kg of true metabolisable energy (TMEn) for poultry and 4,446Kcal/kg TMEn for swine species. The moisture content, crude protein and crude fat content of Insta-Pro’s extruded full-fat soybean is about 7%, 38% and 18% respectively, says Dr Poureslami.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have used extruded full-fat soybeans at 52% in the broilers diet (see the table). Extruded full-fat soybeans in this study replaced solvent-extracted soybean meal and poultry oil, which contributed to a significant improvement in growth performance, body weight and feed conversion ratios. Poureslami adds that extruded full-fat soybean is a great ingredient in many countries where the price of energy is high and imported soybean meal is the major protein source in the feed. Other advantages that have been attributed to the full-fat soy are:
1) It can be processed locally at a relatively low price
2) It is a grainy material that can be handled at a lower cost than oil in the feed mill
3) Having fat within the matrix of the diet rather than mixing/spraying fat leads to a lower rancidity rate
4) Having fat within the matrix of the feed decreases dustiness of the diet
5) The quality of fat is higher than that obtained from most sources of added fat.
Dr Reza Poureslami, poultry nutritionist at Insta-Pro International, explains that extruded full-fat soybeans have been used as a highquality source of energy (due to the oil content of 18-22%) and protein (38-42%), in the diet of poultry species since the early 1970s.
Extruded full-fat soybeans and ExPress® soybean meal are highquality sources of energy and protein for poultry species