Feed mill to educate pig farmers

26-02-2007 | |

As part of a one day workshop, next month Canadian pork producers will have an opportunity to tour a feed mill at the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station.

The feed mill from the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment’s (NCLE) was officially opened last summer.

Pork producers can visit the facility and learn more about feed processing techniques and technologies and how feed processing can affect their profitability.


The workshop, “Feeding the Manitoba Pork Industry,” is slated for March 16. It is being hosted by the Canadian International Grains Institute and the University of Manitoba in conjunction with Manitoba Pork Council.

The new state of the art feed processing facility is allowing scientists to gain a greater understanding of the impact of feed processing on animal nutrition and performance.

Feed processing line

It features an automated feed processing line complete with both hammer mill and roller mill capacity, micro-bins and vertical mixer along with pelleting and crumbling capabilities.

It also features a micro-mix preparation area and a flexible ingredient processing area complete with grain pearling and particle size reduction equipment.

Related links:
• University of Manitoba Department of Animal Science
• Manitoba Pork Council

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