Estimated Processed Value: A New Concept in Soybean Marketing

Dr. Charles R. Hurburgh, Jr. and Thomas J. Brumm

Product yields from solvent-extraction soybean processing depend on several quality characteristics of the raw soybeans. The economic value of quality factors can be determined by predicting the amount and quality of meal and oil that can be produced from a bushel of soybeans with a specified quality analysis. Relating quality of input grain to revenue from finished products created a new concept of Estimated Processed Value (EPV), which represents the sales value of finished products. For soybeans, the protein, oil and moisture contents have the greatest impact on EPV.