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Blue mussels as feedstuff (OK-Net EcoFeed Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Blue mussels as feedstuff (OK-Net EcoFeed Practice Abstract). Creator(s): van der Heide, Marleen Elise and Værum Nørgaard, Jan. Issuing Organisation(s): Aarhus University. OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract, no. 022. (2020)

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• Mussels are harvested from nutrient-rich water before maturation.
• Mussels are deshelled by boiling, dried and processed into meal with approximately 60 % crude protein.
• Mussel meal is included in the diet at a maximum 8% in layer hen diets to avoid off flavour in eggs.
• No maximum inclusion rate has been established in piglets.
• Diets can be optimised for essential amino acid requirements and will often include less crude protein.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Organic production should use 100 % organic protein in 2025, but the availability of organic protein is limited.
What solution does the tool offer?:Mussel meal can replace other less sustainable protein-rich ingredients, in particular fishmeal, in the diets of organic pigs and layers. Furthermore, mussels can lessen water eutrophication by uptake of nitrogen and phos-phorus.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:layer chickens, layers, pigs, swinw, feeding, animal husbandry, blue mussel
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishlayer chickenshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12109
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed > OK-Net Ecofeed Tools
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > Faculty of Science and Technology > Department of Animal Science
Related Links:https://international.au.dk/, https://orgprints.org/37800, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/37800
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:37800
Deposited On:26 Mar 2020 13:25
Last Modified:26 Mar 2020 13:43
Document Language:English

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