Soy’s versatility for use in both food and feed has made it an excellent crop to help meet the world’s growing demand for food and changing dietary habits.
Captain Group has a significant presence in soybean supply chains. We buy and import soy from farmers across major production areas, particularly the Brazil and Argentina.
As populations grow and incomes rise in other emerging economies across Asia and Africa, soybean flows also could expand significantly into these markets because of soybean meal’s effectiveness as an animal feed. Just how useful is soy as an animal feed? by adjusting the grain diet to 80 percent grain and 20 percent soy protein, that same animal only needs about 2.7 pounds of feed to add one pound of live weight.
This doubling of feed conversion efficiency means more meat from less feed, and allows the world to save a great deal of grain,land and natural resources as meat consumption rises. soybean products as renewable substitutes for a range of petroleum-based ingredients in industrial applications such as foam for furniture and fluid for power transformers.