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LEADING SOYBEAN PRODUCERS

http://www.myfaithfarm.co.ke
Email: info@ myfaithfarm.co.ke
+254723464830
A BRIEF INSIGHT INTO SOYBEAN PRODUCTION
OUR PERSPECTIVE

WHAT ARE SOYBEANS?
Soybeans belong to the legume family and are native to East Asia. They have been an
important protein source in the Orient for over five thousand years. Soybeans have only been
introduced to the Western world since the 20th century. Soybeans grow on a variety of soils
and a wide range of climates, ranging from tropical Brazil to the snowy island Hokkaido in
the north of Japan. As soybeans mature in the pod, they ripen into hard, dry beans. Although
most soybeans are yellow,
A given area of land planted with soybeans can produce much more protein than land planted
with other crops, or if the land were used to raise cattle.
Protein source
Whole soybeans are an excellent source of protein and dietary fibre. Soy protein is the only
vegetable with a complete protein. Soy protein has recently attracted a lot of attention
because of its ability to lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. Results from research have
prompted health professionals to request the government to officially give a stamp of
approval for soy's cholesterol-lowering effects. The Food and Drug Administration approved
the cholesterol-lowering health claim for soy, indicating that daily consumption of 25 grams
of soy protein (6.5 grams of soy protein per serving) may lower LDL cholesterol.

000 acres and this shall progress till we have covered at least 70. Each year. We make our initial selections carefully by using third-party yield information. In the next one year. Here are bits:  We select and plant only the best varieties: Not all soybeans are equal. This is just but a fraction of the bigger picture.WHO WE ARE My Faith Farm’s is a large farming establishment based in Rumuti. we plan to plant up to10. and we do exactly that to maximize production. and only accept substitutions with proven yield potential. we remember a few of the most critical decisions that can be made. Typically. Kenya. the most critical management period for soybean production.000 acres in the next 5 years. to bridge the gap and supply a great percent of the high demand of soya in Kenya and the Eastern Africa Region. . Currently we have 1800 acres on Soybean. Our main objective is to take Soybean farming to the next level. seed companies sell soybean seed with a wide range in yield potential. WHY WE STAND OUT As we enter soybean planting time. the best-yielding varieties produce between 20 percent and 40 percent greater yields than those at the bottom.

We reduce shortand long-term risks by using herbicides with diverse modes of action.  We don’t trust post-emergence-only herbicide program: Our prowess in agriculture has seen us develop best practices in managing crops in the fields. A smaller percentage is processed for human consumption and made into products including soy milk. Soybeans are also used in many non-food (industrial) products. We know that once planted it’s too late to fix soil deficiencies. Nitrogen very rarely increases soybean yields – not to mention extremely rare economic returns. soy protein. We plant as early as possible. soybean yields respond to early planting. we carefully plan and observe weather using satellite forecasting tools to ensure we get production right from the word go. We correct low-testing soils in good time: We test our farm field soil. a 60-pound bushel will yield about 11 pounds of crude soybean oil and 47 pounds of soybean meal. After planting. Because soybeans are high in protein.  We plant in narrow rows: Soybeans planted in narrow rows will out-yield those planted in 30-inch rows or wider. Most soybeans are processed for their oil and protein for the animal feed industry. soy flour. we came up with the best spacing standards to maximize our yields. WHY SOYBEANS? In the current world soybeans have found numerous uses in almost all sectors of the economy. Soybeans are about 18% oil and 38% protein. scientifically observing the weather patterns: In most areas. we have a very huge scope and ability to grow. After our preliminary tests. but only into good soil conditions. we have adequate land at our disposal to implement the soya farming project fully. tofu and many retail food products.  We plant early. High quality soybeans are grown. harvested and purchased by the seed industry to be used as seed for the next year’s .  Finally. Besides this. populations are managed carefully. As such. and carefully evaluate soil test results. Some soybeans are needed to produce another crop each year. Our experience has taught us never to apply nitrogen to soybeans. they are a major ingredient in livestock feed. When processed.

soy protein may be found in feed for most animals. and the rest is used for beef cattle. Soy biodiesel is cleaner burning than petroleum-based diesel oil. or sold for biodiesel production or industrial uses. other farm animals and pets. Around the world. FOOD FOR HUMANS Nearly all soybeans are processed for their oil. Margarine is a product made from soybean oil. cakes. pork. cattle. both for home aquariums and for the fish grown for eating. dairy cattle and pet food.) Baked breads. about one-quarter is fed to swine. crackers. Soy protein is increasingly found in fish food. leaving soy biodiesel. Most marine species were fed fish meal at one time. herbicide tolerance.crop. lodging resistance. cookies and pies usually have soybean oil in them. etc. The poultry and swine industries are major consumers of soybean meal. This process removes the glycerine from the oil. Researchers in the seed industry focus on developing new soybean varieties with outstanding characteristics including high yield. Its use reduces particulate . The processors bake the high-protein fiber that is left after the oil is removed and sell it for animal feed. Soy processors (such as Cargill & ADM) take the raw soybeans and separate the oil from the meal. but the scarcity and increasing cost of fish meal has led producers to switch to high protein soymeal for a variety of marine species. Salad dressings and mayonnaises are made with soybean oil. The oil may be refined for cooking and other edible uses. Some foods are packed in soybean oil (tuna. Over half of the soybeans processed for livestock feed are fed to poultry. BIODIESEL Biodiesel fuel for diesel engines can be produced from soybean oil by a simple process called transesterification. and many other desirable characteristics. nematode resistance. FEED FOR ANIMALS The high-protein fiber (that which remains after processing has removed the oil) is toasted and prepared into animal feed for poultry. Soybean oil is used in cooking and frying foods. sardines.

Soy based foams are currently being developed for use in coolers. but can withstand higher heat. Candles made with soybean oil burn longer but with less smoke and soot. They replace other products traditionally made from wood. Soy is an ingredient in many industrial lubricants. Soy-based lubricants are as good as petroleum-based lubricants. Biocomposites are building materials made from recycled newspaper and soybeans. laminated plywood and finger-jointed lumber are made with soy-based wood adhesives. Soy crayons replace the petroleum used in regular crayons with soy oil making them nontoxic and safer for children. Soy-based hydraulic fluid and rail flange lubricants are among the more recent products developed with check-off funds. flooring. they are non-toxic. streams and shorelines without harming people. automotive interiors and even footwear. . animals and the environment.emissions. Soy products are also found in many popular brands of home and commercial carpet. solvents. Soy oil produces an environmentally friendly solvent that safely and rapidly removes oil from creeks. and in auto upholstery applications. and countertops. renewable and environmentally friendly. More importantly. refrigerators. renewable and environmentally friendly. Particleboard. and it is non-toxic. cleaners and paints. and it cleans up easily. SoyInk is superior to petroleum-based inks because soy ink is not toxic. such as furniture. renewable and environmentally friendly.

VALUE ADDITION. To that effect. OUR NEXT STOP While we specialize mainly on the growing of the soybean crop. local or foreigner who is self driven and ready to grow with us as we take soya farming to the next level. . we recognize that value addition is the key to making Soybean usable and maximize the income on that. We are open to ideas and is willing to bring onboard anyone. we are looking for prospective investor that we can partner with to bring this to reality. The exhaustive implementation of this shall come to be with the advice of KENINVEST and our legal advisors.