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On Farm Feeding;Replacing Bought in Pig Feed with Home-Grown Straights at Sheepdrove Organic Farm

Nelder, Rebecca (2009) On Farm Feeding;Replacing Bought in Pig Feed with Home-Grown Straights at Sheepdrove Organic Farm. Poster at: [Completed]

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Organic systems aim to operate in an ecological and economical way, importing cereals grown thousands of miles away, processed at a mill and then transported again to our farms is costly in oil and therefore money. It is neither ecologically nor economically sustainable. British farms are capable of producing a large amount of high quality cereal, the majority of which is usually sold. Transportation and processing of the grain uses oil and leaves farms vulnerable to market prices.
If farmers could formulate diets and feeding programmes for their poultry and pig systems using home-grown cereals, market variables, oil emissions and costs could be cut dramatically.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:pigs, pig, wheat, triticale, home grown, feed
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Farming Systems
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
Deposited By: Nelder, Mrs Rebecca
ID Code:18991
Deposited On:19 Aug 2011 14:13
Last Modified:19 Aug 2011 14:13
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm

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