Study: Shorter Hold-Time for Conventional Soybean Meal Feed
Imported feed ingredients need only be held for 26 days at 86°F to kill most viruses
Ongoing work sponsored by the U.S. Pork Checkoff, National Pork Producers Council, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the Institute of Feed Education and Research and released by the Swine Health Information Center has shown that imported feed ingredients containing soybean meal need only be held at 30° Celsius (86° Fahrenheit) for 26 days in order to kill 99.99% of potential viruses, reports USSoy.org.
While the study has shown similar hold times are needed when comparing Distillers’ Dried Grains (DDGs) at high temperatures, the study shows that conventional soybean meal needs just 52 days at ambient temperatures of 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit) compared to 182 days.
This suggests that potentially contaminated soybean meal could be cleared for feeding 130 days before the same feed based on DDGs.
Read the full report at USSoy.org.