Title: PROSPECTS OF LATVIAN-GROWN SOYA AS A LOCAL PROTEIN SOURCE FOR PIG FEEDING

Title: PROSPECTS OF LATVIAN-GROWN SOYA AS A LOCAL PROTEIN SOURCE FOR PIG FEEDING

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PROSPECTS OF LATVIAN-GROWN SOYA AS A LOCAL PROTEIN SOURCE FOR PIG FEEDING
A. Auzins; I.Leimane;A. Krievina
2020
10.5593/sgem2020/5.1/s23.119
1314-2704
978-619-7603-10-1
20
5.1
Environmental Legislation, Multilateral Relations and Funding Opportunities
This paper seeks to analyse the prospects of locally grown soya in substituting imported soybean meal used in pig feeding in Latvia. Soybean meal is a superior source of protein in compound feeds due to its high protein contents and amino acid composition, but the EU is vastly dependent on the import of plant proteins, with the imports of soya for feed dominating. Latvia also imports considerable quantities of soybean meal that is close to the total production of local protein plants. Owing to potential economic benefits for farmers and producers of animal feed, as well as a range of environmental and climate advantages, there is a political support for the development of the growing of protein crops in the EU (EU-plant protein plan, etc.). At the same time, the development of local supply chain of soya largely depends of the competitiveness of Latvian-grown soya. Therefore, the paper first focuses on the EU trends in soybean production and its availability for feed production in Latvia, followed by the evaluation of the competitiveness of Latvian-grown soya within its costs and quality context. Market data and empirical data on soya growing in Latvia have been used in the paper. In order to assess the prospects, the economic value of locally grown soya as a nutrient base for pig feeds has been determined and compared to the full costs of its growing (including processing) in Latvia. The evaluation of the competitiveness of locally grown soya shows that under current conditions it cannot compete in the commodity market, while it can be competitive if used as an ingredient of on-farm produced soybean meal for feeding pigs. The research on the soya competitiveness in Latvia continues, and the obtained results are planned to serve farmers as well as policy makers.
soybean production; local supply chains; competitiveness
conference
20th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2020
20th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2020, 18 - 24 August, 2020
Proceedings Paper
STEF92 Technology
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
947-954
18 - 24 August, 2020
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