Manitoba wants changes in the feed Act
Manitoba is encouraging Ottawa to amend the feed act
to allow feed manufacturers more flexibility with respect to minimum levels of
phosphorus required in rations, said Manitoba Deputy Agriculture Minister Barry
Todd at the latest Manitoba Swine Seminar.
According to the feed act, minimum amounts of phosphorus need to be
included in feed rations. However, there are scientific approaches that can
allow for lower levels of phosphorus and still provide adequate nutrition
for pigs, according to Todd.Follow up
follow this up with the federal government to try and encourage them to look at
changing the act to provide the flexibility needed for the feed industry to
Todd says the changes being proposed would allow feed
manufacturers to produce products that will reduce the level of phosphorus in
the manure without impaction the nutrition of the animal
He notes it's the
availability of phosphorus to the animal that should be the issue, not the total
phosphorus in the ration and that will be the focus of
discussion.External links:Manitoba Swine SeminarTo
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