Rapeseed meal is in high demand

Berlin, (PresseBox) - Strong price fluctuations and a generally higher price level curb demand for soybean meal. Meanwhile, due to the lower protein price and comparatively stable asking prices, rapeseed meal increasingly goes into feed mixes. Rapeseed meal is especially suited to fully replace soybean meal in ruminant feeds, without any loss in yield.

Buoyant demand on nearby positions and prospects for smaller rapeseed crops in Germany and the EU-28 cause rapeseed meal prices to firm. Since prices per protein percentage per tonne of rapeseed meal nevertheless continue to be significantly below the level of soybean meal protein, demand currently focuses on extracted rapeseed meal. According to Agrarmarkt Informations Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), the price spread against soybean protein recently amounted to EUR 1.70 to EUR 1.90 per tonne. Lower fluctuations in price compared to soybean meal make rapeseed meal more attractive to feed millers. Moreover, rapeseed meal is the primary GM-free source of feed. UFOP has observed that the number of dairies that label products as “without GM” is steadily increasing.

UFOP - Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V.

The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants e. V. (UFOP) represents the political interests of companies, associations and institutions involved in the production, processing and marketing of domestic oil and protein plants in national and international bodies. UFOP supports research to optimise agricultural production and for the development of new recycling opportunities in the food, non-food and feed sectors. UFOP public relations aim to promote the marketing of domestic oil and protein plant end products.

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