Over-processed feeds can reduce pig herd efficiency

Over-processed feeds can reduce pig herd efficiency


Take-home message: Over-processed feed materials can reduce the efficiency of pig herds if their nutrient values aren’t properly calculated and accounted for.

Rapeseed meal could replace soya meal in finisher pig diets

Rapeseed meal could replace soya meal in finisher pig diets

Take-home messages

  • Rapeseed meal could entirely replace soya bean meal in finisher pig diets
  • Proportions of rapeseed meal in a diet could be lifted to 25% without it impacting on an animal’s performance
  • Could be an opportunity for feed suppliers to revise formulations and reduce dependence on imported soya

Rapeseed meal could replace soya bean meal as a cheaper and more sustainable alternative source of protein in finisher pig diets.