Doing more with less – that is the short version of sustainable pig farming. Between saying it and doing it, however, there is a world of difference. How exactly is it possible to achieve similar levels of output but economise substantially on the input (feed ingredients), thus being both good for the environment as well as the bottom line? This webinar aims to provide practical answers on how sustainable pig production can be achieved.
1. Niels Poulsen, CEE swine technical manager at Phileo
Sustainable pig farming: Optimise feed efficiency to improve profits
The current market situation demands nutritionists and farmers around the globe to focus even more on efficiency than before aiming to optimise pig production profitability. Day in, day out, headlines describe the increasing prices for raw materials and energy. And even though pork prices have been risen in the first 5 months of 2022, many farmers are still producing at a loss.
A proven strategy to increase efficiency is to help pigs to get the most out of their feed. The supplementation of probiotic yeast Actisaf Sc47 supports the development of a robust and diverse microbiome. This allows pigs to better deal with feed changes maintaining an optimal digestion of the feeds throughout their entire life.
This presentation will focus on the improved effects on digestion in the slaughter pig period, gut health improvement, and what financial benefits pig producers can expect by using Actisaf Sc47 in pig diets.
2. Dr Diana Siebert, technical marketing manager at CJ Europe
How amino acids contribute to a climate-neutral pig farming
The sustainability of livestock production is a key driver for the feed industry. With the supplementation of crystalline amino acids, it is possible to reduce the dietary crude protein level in feeds without compromising animal’s performance. As nitrogen efficiency can be improved by avoiding excessively excreted nitrogen through nutritional management, it consequently decreases the environmental burden. Additionally, a shift towards more local raw materials, for example, can reduce carbon footprint. This presentation will evaluate how amino acids contribute to sustainable pig farming.
3. Robert Hoste, senior pig production economist at Wageningen University & Research
Sustainability in pig production requires an integrated approach