Imported soybeans are a commonly and important protein raw material used in animal feed production. However, in several parts of the world, soy cultivation has negative consequences for people and the environment. This is why Lantmännen supports and purchases RTRS-certified soy, which is produced in a responsible way.
Soy is the most commonly used protein raw material in feed production. It is a concentrated raw material with a good composition for most animals, and is an effective feed that plays an important part in helping Swedish farmers to deal with competition from imported foods. Domestic protein ingredients from rape, peas and field beans, for example, do not cover current demand for feed protein in Sweden and have difficulty in competing on price with imported soy.