Quality of Canadian oilseed soybeans 2023

This report presents harvest quality data for Canadian oilseed soybeans grown in 2023. Soybean samples were submitted to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program by producers and grain companies. Quality data is compiled from the results of analytical tests performed in the Grain Research Laboratory and will be updated as more samples are received.

Data as of November 30, 2023

Summary statistics by grade and by province

  • Results are unlikely to represent samples harvested within 2 weeks of the date of this report
  • The number of samples may not reflect actual production distributions across grades

Protein content on 13% moisture basis

Table 1.1  Protein content (13% mb, %)Footnote 1 of No. 1 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Quebec 3 35.3 1.6 33.8 36.9
Ontario 45 34.1 1.3 31.1 36.6
Eastern Canada 48 34.2 1.3 31.1 36.9
Manitoba 16 32.5 1.2 29.9 34.5
Western Canada 16 32.5 1.2 29.9 34.5
Table 1.2  Protein content (13% mb, %)Footnote 1 of No. 2 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Prince Edward Island 3 33.9 0.4 33.6 34.4
Quebec 22 34.3 1.3 31.7 36.7
Ontario 106 33.8 1.2 30.1 37.1
Eastern Canada 131 33.9 1.2 30.1 37.1
Manitoba 78 32.3 1.2 26.9 34.6
Saskatchewan 7 31.7 1.0 30.4 33.0
Western Canada 85 32.3 1.2 26.9 34.6
Table 1.3  Protein content (13% mb, %)Footnote 1 of No. 3 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Quebec 1 33.7 NS Footnote 2 33.7 33.7
Eastern Canada 1 33.7 NS 33.7 33.7
Manitoba 5 31.9 1.3 29.9 33.1
Western Canada 5 31.9 1.3 29.9 33.1
Table 1.4  Protein content (13% mb, %)Footnote 1 of all grades of oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Prince Edward Island 3 33.9 0.4 33.6 34.4
Quebec 26 34.4 1.3 31.7 36.9
Ontario 151 33.9 1.2 30.1 37.1
Eastern Canada 180 34.0 1.3 30.1 37.1
Manitoba 99 32.3 1.2 26.9 34.6
Saskatchewan 7 31.7 1.0 30.4 33.0
Western Canada 106 32.3 1.2 26.9 34.6

Protein content on dry basis

Table 2.1  Protein content (db, %)Footnote 1 of No. 1 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Quebec 3 40.5 1.8 38.9 42.4
Ontario 45 39.2 1.5 35.8 42.4
Eastern Canada 48 39.3 1.5 35.8 42.4
Manitoba 16 37.3 1.4 34.4 39.6
Western Canada 16 37.3 1.4 34.4 39.6
Table 2.2  Protein content (db, %)Footnote 1 of No. 2 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Prince Edward Island 3 39.0 0.5 38.6 39.5
Quebec 22 39.5 1.5 36.4 42.2
Ontario 106 38.8 1.4 34.6 42.7
Eastern Canada 131 38.9 1.4 34.6 42.7
Manitoba 78 37.2 1.4 30.9 39.8
Saskatchewan 7 36.4 1.2 34.9 37.9
Western Canada 85 37.1 1.4 30.9 39.8
Table 2.3  Protein content (db, %)Footnote 1 of No. 3 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Quebec 1 38.7 NS 38.7 38.7
Eastern Canada 1 38.7 NS 38.7 38.7
Manitoba 5 36.7 1.4 34.4 38.0
Western Canada 5 36.7 1.4 34.4 38.0
Table 2.4  Protein content (db, %)Footnote 1 of all grades of Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Prince Edward Island 3 39.0 0.5 38.6 39.5
Quebec 26 39.6 1.5 36.4 42.2
Ontario 151 39.0 1.4 34.6 42.7
Eastern Canada 180 39.0 1.4 34.6 42.7
Manitoba 99 37.2 1.4 30.9 39.8
Saskatchewan 7 36.4 1.2 34.9 37.9
Western Canada 106 37.1 1.4 30.9 39.8

Oil content on 13% moisture basis

Table 3.1  Oil content (13% mb, %) of No. 1 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Quebec 3 18.4 0.6 18.0 19.1
Ontario 45 19.0 0.7 17.7 20.7
Eastern Canada 48 19.0 0.7 17.7 20.7
Manitoba 16 19.2 0.6 17.9 20.4
Western Canada 16 19.2 0.6 17.9 20.4
Table 3.2  Oil content (13% mb, %) of No. 2 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Prince Edward Island 3 19.0 0.2 18.7 19.1
Quebec 22 19.1 0.8 17.7 20.4
Ontario 106 18.9 0.6 16.9 20.5
Eastern Canada 131 18.9 0.7 16.9 20.5
Manitoba 78 19.5 0.7 17.7 21.6
Saskatchewan 7 19.4 0.4 18.6 19.8
Western Canada 85 19.4 0.6 17.7 21.6
Table 3.3  Oil content (13% mb, %) of No. 3 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Quebec 1 18.4 NS 18.4 18.4
Eastern Canada 1 18.4 NS 18.4 18.4
Manitoba 5 19.5 1.0 18.4 20.6
Western Canada 5 19.5 1.0 18.4 20.6
Table 3.4  Oil content (13% mb, %) of all grades of oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Prince Edward Island 3 19.0 0.2 18.7 19.1
Quebec 26 19.0 0.8 17.7 20.4
Ontario 151 18.9 0.6 16.9 20.7
Eastern Canada 180 18.9 0.7 16.9 20.7
Manitoba 99 19.4 0.7 17.7 21.6
Saskatchewan 7 19.4 0.4 18.6 19.8
Western Canada 106 19.4 0.6 17.7 21.6

Oil content on dry basis

Table 4.1  Oil content (db, %) of No. 1 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Quebec 3 21.1 0.7 20.7 21.9
Ontario 45 21.8 0.8 20.4 23.8
Eastern Canada 48 21.8 0.8 20.4 23.8
Manitoba 16 22.1 0.7 20.6 23.4
Western Canada 16 22.1 0.7 20.6 23.4
Table 4.2  Oil content (db, %) of No. 2 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Prince Edward Island 3 21.8 0.3 21.5 22.0
Quebec 22 22.0 0.9 20.4 23.5
Ontario 106 21.7 0.7 19.4 23.6
Eastern Canada 131 21.8 0.8 19.4 23.6
Manitoba 78 22.4 0.8 20.3 24.8
Saskatchewan 7 22.3 0.5 21.4 22.8
Western Canada 85 22.4 0.7 20.3 24.8
Table 4.3  Oil content (db, %) of No. 3 Canada oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Quebec 1 21.1 NS 21.1 21.1
Eastern Canada 1 21.1 NS 21.1 21.1
Manitoba 5 22.5 1.1 21.2 23.7
Western Canada 5 22.5 1.1 21.2 23.7
Table 4.4  Oil content (db, %) of all grades of oilseed soybeans from the 2023 harvest as of November 30, 2023
Location Number of samples Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Prince Edward Island 3 21.8 0.3 21.5 22.0
Quebec 26 21.8 0.9 20.4 23.5
Ontario 151 21.8 0.7 19.4 23.8
Eastern Canada 180 21.8 0.8 19.4 23.8
Manitoba 99 22.3 0.8 20.3 24.8
Saskatchewan 7 22.3 0.5 21.4 22.8
Western Canada 106 22.3 0.7 20.3 24.8
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