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Boone County’s Schwenke Brothers Farms wins yield and quality awards from Kentucky Soybean Board

Among the Kentucky Soybean Board yield and quality contest winners at the Kentucky Commodity Conference last week were the Schwenke Brothers Farms of Boone County.

Schwenke Brothers Farms took first place in Highest Percent Oil with 23.80 percent.

Soybean Board Chair Ryan Bivens with Russel and Eric Schwenke (Photo by Matt Barton/UK)

Soybean oil is used for a wide variety of purposes, from cooking oil and processed foods to biodiesel. The remaining component of processed soybeans, the meal, is a high-protein source of nutrition for animals. Ninety-seven percent of domestic soybean meal is fed to poultry and livestock.

Schwenke Brothers Farms also took second place in the Single Crop Irrigated Division of the state yield contest with 97.14 bushels per acre.

Complete contest results may be found at the website.

The Kentucky Commodity Conference is the annual meeting of soybean, corn and small grain growers in the state.

The Kentucky Soybean Yield and Quality Contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Association, the Kentucky Soybean Board and the University of Kentucky with support from AgriGold, FMC, Pioneer, Bayer, Beck’s Hybrids, Channel and Stine.

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