Quality increases profits for soybean farmers. While most Kansas producers don’t typically think about the oil and protein content of their soybeans having much impact on their bottom line, that’s certainly a misunderstanding.
Proof is verified with the premiums received by winners in the Kansas Soybean Oil and Protein Value Contest conducted by the Kansas Soybean Commission, the Kansas Soybean Association and K-State Research & Extension. Honored during awards presentations at the Kansas Soybean Expo in Topeka, Kansas JAG Ltd., Saline County, ranked first with a premium of 65.7 cents, making their soybeans valued at $9.31 a bushel. Kansas JAG Ltd. is operated by Mark Pettijohn and Dustin Conrad.
According to Raylen Phelon, Melvern, president of the Kansas Soybean Association, who presented the awards, “Their Pioneer 93Y72 entry had the highest oil score of 21.405 out of the 26 entries, making the soybeans also having the highest cash product oil value of $3.52,” Phelon said.