Maria Villagrasa & Fernando Diaz
There is great reliance on soybean meal as the main source of protein in animal production, and as a result the animal feed sector is looking for protein alternatives with which to replace it. Blue lupins (Lupinus angustifolius) are a legume of Australian origin that could be an alternative protein source in animal production.
Lupinus is a very diverse and widespread genus in the Fabaceae family with numerous species. It is distributed over a wide range of climates, from the subarctic region to semi-desertic and subtropical climates, as well as from sea level to alpine ecosystems.