Is anybody doing any work on a soybean plant that can be fed without making
the bean crushers rich (ie ADM, price fixer to the world and the likes)?
Free Range hog farmer
> From: Argall Family <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Greg & Lei Gunthorp <email@example.com>; Lorin Unterberger
> Subject: RE: organic chicken feed recipes.
> Date: Monday, August 02, 1999 7:44 PM
> I wonder if the highest value of the soy beans might not be as a
> to broadcast into tired crop areas, for nitrogen fixing, before allowing
> poultry to free range through the weeds and soy bean plants [not aware of
> any toxicity in the plants].
> Aside from Greg's comment on treating beans before feeding with them,
> legumes tend to be around 35% protein, and chicks, growers and layers
> protein value declining form about 17 to 13% or so, so soy beans would
> good protein lift. Generally, our birds have a great preference for
> They go crazy over the occasional treat of what is sold here as pigeon
> with a protein content around 25%, and with big variety of seeds. With
> chicken breeds, e.g. Isa Brown, you have to be careful, as high protein
> diets tend to produce bird-busting big eggs. Hence my thought that the
> highest value of the soy beans might be to feed them to the soil, allow
> to help strengthen fallow ground with their strong growth and nitrogen
> fixing, before running the chickens through as clean-up and manuring
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