HY+Q (High Yield Plus Quality) takes a positive new path to unsurpassed soybean yield, quality, and value. HY+Q was founded in 2014 by innovative farmers and seed industry leaders to unite everyone around a shared commitment to maximum value.
HY+Q works with innovative seed companies in a new research program touching 12 states. It's supported by data from hundreds of elevators and soybean farmers who send soybean samples each harvest so we can measure composition. It also reaches into international markets with a dedication to showcase United States success.
HY+Q is catching on fast because HY+Q takes a positive new path to advancing shared success. We invite you to join in the cause.
HY+Q goals include:
1. Recognizing yield and quality success today.
2. Advancing soybean quality.
3. Increasing soybean value from seed to feed.
The U.S. already produces high quality soybeans and everyone deserves recognition for that success. However, soybean farming is like any business: Marketplace success requires a steady commitment to customer satisfaction. Checkoff and university studies show that soybeans from other countries, synthetic lysine, and cheap ethanol byproducts threaten hard-won U.S. markets. HY+Q takes a positive approach to protecting soybean sales.
HY+Q success starts from the ground up, in farmer sampling programs that measure composition. Those samples help HY+Q create enthusiastic support for soybean quality excellence. Check out this video clip to see how spotlighting farmer success triggers the “HY+Q effect.”
Illinois farmer Rob Shaffer becomes high-quality soybean supporter.
Everyone in the industry who is serious about soybeans already has a commitment to high yields and quality. The HY+Q program is a natural extension on raising the best.
HY+Q sampling proves farmers already produce soybeans with high yields and high quality. It was like a light bulb turned on: Why not make composition a story about what U.S. farmers are doing right?
~ Rob Shaffer
Seed Company Commitment
Beck’s supports HY+Q because we want all farmers to maximize the profitability of their soybean acres. By helping the checkoff highlight the value of protein and oil composition along with the overall yield of a soybean variety, we’re not only helping farmers succeed, we’re helping the U.S. industry succeed.
~ Kevin Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Director of research
Young animals and breeder pigs get the most benefit in using U.S. soybean meal. I believe it is because of the higher dietary essential amino acids, metabolizeable energy and consistency in U.S. soybean meal. We should not consider the cost per ton; it should be the cost based on nutrient availability.
~ Joyce Cruz, DVM
Nutritionist, past president of PHILSAN
An HY+Q look at composition information sparks new conversations. Click to slide through the highlights and dive deeper by following the links.
Gain 200 lbs./acre more protein without yield sacrifice
Quality of Popular Varieties
U.S Commodity Soybean Quality Report
Soybean Quality Resource
Innovative seed companies began helping the HY+Q movement to reexamine soybean composition starting in 2014. Today, seed company researchers and communicators are teaming up with checkoff family farmers in research, communications and on-farm seed sampling to find new insights into how agronomic factors affect soybean yield and composition.
The participants include 12 companies, with sampling coming from 12 states. Those states include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Tennessee. With the 2016 harvest HY+Q expands to include 15 seed company and Agribusiness partners. We’re also teaming up with the U.S. Soybean Export Council to collect data from farmers in every state. Industry and the checkoff family want to do anything possible to ensure the full value of U.S. soybeans clear worldwide.
U.S. famers appreciate knowing that innovative seed companies are examining how yield and composition work together to deliver maximum soybean value from seed to feed.