Soybean in a hand

What a Referee Laboratory Is & What to Expect When Working With One

Soybeans and their processing byproducts can be found in multiple applications worldwide. Because soybeans contain all eight essential amino acids necessary for health, they are often crushed into soybean meal for use in other products — some for humans, but mostly as a protein source for farm animals. Currently, around 85 percent of the global soybean production is processed into soybean meal, with around 98 percent of the resulting meal used as the primary source of protein for farm animals.

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