What better way to know what soybeans your customers need than to also be one of those customers? Mike Beard, a soybean and hog farmer from Frankfort, Ind., knows firsthand what higher protein content in the soybeans he raises means for his pigs' performance.
"Hogs and chickens perform best with high-protein soybean meal," he said, noting he uses 48%. "We know with higher protein, we have better-performing animals. They grow faster and gain more weight per pound of feed," he added.
Beard, who is a United Soybean Board (USB) director ...