Producing and using self-grown soybeans on farm requires a detailed understanding of the whole process from field to feeding.
The brochure describes step-by-step key practice points and portrays integrated organic farms in Germany.
Soybeans are rich in protein and have a well-balanced amino acid profile. Since soya fits well for many farms in Europe, it provides also an option for farmers to grow their own feed. By doing so, they can increase the added value on their farms and can respond to the demand of consumers for regional food products. The brochure is intended to help keep the quality of the soya bean as high as possible, from sowing to harvesting and storage, from thermal processing to feeding poultry and pigs. In addition, special attention is paid to compliance with organic quality. The brochure includes a checklist of the main key practice points and portrays three integrated organic farms in Germany.