Thursday, February 24, 2011

North Dakota Soybean Council Sends Reps To Asia

“As a North Dakota soybean farmer, I found this overseas mission extremely rewarding,” said Brent Kohls, North Dakota Soybean Growers Association board member and soybean farmer from Mayville, ND.  “To see first-hand how U.S. soybeans and soybean products are converted to food, feed, and value-added products in the countries of Vietnam and Indonesia was extremely educational and beneficial.”

While in Vietnam and Indonesia, the North Dakota delegation had the opportunity to visit several feed mills, an aquaculture production farm, a large poultry company, and an international container terminal.  Vietnamese imports of soybean meal for animal and fish feed is currently at 2.8 million tons, making it Southeast Asia’s largest importer.  Vietnam has tripled its soybean imports since 2002 due to the demand of the pork, poultry, and aquaculture feed industries. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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