Increase Soybean Nutritional Values and Consumer Acceptability for use in Pet Foods through Fermentation Technology
Animal healthAnimal nutritionNutrient management
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Greg Aldrich, Kansas State University
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Brief Project Summary:
The goal of this research project is to change the narrative regarding soybean inclusion in pet foods by enhancing the nutritional value and resolving flatulence issues associated with oligosaccharides, eliminating trypsin inhibitors, while increasing bioactive molecules such as isoflavones, and saponins through fermentation technology. The specific objectives are to convert oligosaccharides and modify proteins in soybean meal through fermentation to improve its nutritional values for dog food; to study the effect of fermentation on trypsin removal and soybean nutritional values; to study the potential of fermented soy meal as a major ingredient for dog food application.
Key Beneficiaries:
#farmers, #scientists
Unique Keywords:
#animal nutrition, #new uses, #pet foods, #soybean meal
Information And Results
Project Summary

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Project Objectives

Project Deliverables

Progress Of Work

Object 1. The team has managed to develop a raw soybean meal solid phase fermentation protocol. We observed an increase in crude protein content and decrease in insoluble fiber content in end-fermentation product.

Object 2. Soybean meal proximate after fermentation has been determined. Trypsin remains to be determined later.

Object 3. Due to lack of access to soybean oligosaccharide, treatment has been adapted. Therefore, more soybean meal fermentation products needs to be produced. Then, extrusion and feeding trials can be arranged.

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Final Project Results

Benefit To Soybean Farmers

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.