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Inclusion of mussel meal in diets to growing/finishing pigs


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Andersson, K.; Lundeheim, N. and Wallenbeck, A. (2013) Inclusion of mussel meal in diets to growing/finishing pigs. In: Løes, Anne-Kristin; Askegaard, Margrethe; Langer, Vibeke; Partanen, Kirsi; Pehme, Sirli; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Salomon, Eva; Sørensen, Peter; Ullvén, Karin and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) Organic farming systems as a driver for change, NJF Report, no. 9 (3), pp. 71-72.

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This study showed that inclusion of mussel meal in diets to growing/finishing pigs yielded growth rate similar to those obtained with a conventional diet, whereas feed conversion ratio was higher. This implies that mussel meal is a potential alternative protein source that can replace fish and soybean meal in organic diets. By using mussels it would be possible to compose diets with 100% organic feed ingredients. However, mussel meal is currently expensive to produce and in addition more research regarding optimal inclusion level and possible off-flavor of the meat is needed.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
EnglishProtein productshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6256
EnglishAmino acidshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_342
EnglishOrganic husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36807
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
Deposited By: Sørensen, Peter
ID Code:24539
Deposited On:06 Nov 2013 22:01
Last Modified:06 Nov 2013 22:01
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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