Research project seeks soya alternative for pigs
A research project has begun aimed at creating a
win-win situation for the British pig industry by cutting costs and lessening
The Â£1.5 million (€1.9 million) Green Pig project is investigating the
potential of using home grown legumes in the diets of growing and finishing
The project by Defra-LINK brings together plant breeders and
growers, pig feed manufacturers, producers and industry organisations such as
BPEX pig technical manager Dr Pinder Gill said: "The aim
is to find a home-grown feed as an alternative to soya which will closely match
the needs of a pig. The benefits should be lower costs for producers and a
better environment as this feed would not have to be transported anything like
as far as soya."
The three-and-a-half year project has three academic
partners Scottish Agricultural College (SAC), University of Nottingham and
National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)).
Subscribe here to the Pig Progress
To comment, login here
Or register to be able to comment.