Soybean Fodder | Glycine max

Though soybean has not yet become popular in Asia as a fodder crop, now it is gaining popularity not only as a fodder but also as an oil-bearing seed.


Local  name: Soybean

It requires well drained loam to sandy loam soils   and hot temperate climate for good growth. It is a productive  ration  and  can  support  a  cow yielding

6 kg of milk per day when fed exclusively on this fodder. The yield is comparable with that of cowpea under favorable conditions. It contains 13.0% crude protein and 31.3% crude fibre.


Deleterious factors

Antinutritional factor in soybean includes urease, trypsin inhibitor, lectin and  globin.