Liquid feeding has the potential to bring major savings in the cost of production for British pig farmers.
The liquid feed was formulated using co-products along with
cereals and ingredients including soya meal and rapeseed meal. Single feeding
showed a growth rate was 886 grams per day while phase feeding returned 860
grams per day, both comparing favourably with the first trial where dry feeding
was compared with liquid in which no co-products were used. Here growth rates
were just under 800 grams a day.
Potential from co-products
Pig Technical Manager Dr Pinder Gill said: “This trial shows the tremendous
potential benefits from using co-products and liquid feeding. “This would be a
big help in realising a dramatic cut in the costs of production coupled with an
improvement in efficiency. “This is very important for achieving our aim of
improving the competitiveness of the British pig
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