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Single-phase feeding and compensatory growth in growing and finishing pigs (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Single-phase feeding and compensatory growth in growing and finishing pigs (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Åkerfeldt, Magdalena. Issuing Organisation(s): SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract, no. 024. (2020)

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Document available online at: https://orgprints.org/37512

Summary in the original language of the document

• Limit the supply of essential amino acids during early growth and utilise the pigs’ capacity to fully compensate for the restriction by increased protein retention and faster growth during later growth phases.
• Crude protein and lysine contents can be substantially reduced, below common standards (i.e. crude protein to 16.5% and digestible lysine between 0.70-0.80 g standardised ileal digestible (SID) lysine/MJ NE), in well-balanced diets.
• A reduction in crude protein content, from 15.5 to 14.5 g SID/g SID lysine can lower the nitrogen output by approximately 10%.
• Formulate diets on a digestible amino acid basis rather than on a total amino acid or crude protein basis.
• High-quality protein feed ingredients such as faba beans, peas, oil seed-, dairy- and cereal-based by-products, aquatic resources, etc., or a combination of them, can be used.
• At the pig level, this practice can reduce soya bean cake utilisation (14%) and increase pea utilisation (22%).
• Careful follow-up of the pigs' feed consumption, growth and health status is recommended.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Meeting growing pigs’ nutrient requirements with on-farm-produced cereals and protein feed ingredients can be hard. To overcome the risk of undersupplying pigs with amino acids, diets are formulated with higher contents of protein than recommended. With 100 % organic feedstuffs, it is difficult to match the amino acid requirement without a very high level of protein. This can decrease the health and welfare of weaners and increase nitrogen losses.
What solution does the tool offer?:A single-phase feeding strategy and utilising pigs’ capacity for compensatory growth (Figure 2) can lessen the need for diets with high protein and amino acid content in the early stage of the growing phase. It can promote the use of locally produced protein feed resources in diets to organic pigs.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:pigs, feeding and ration planning, nutrient requirements, animal husbandry
Agrovoc keywords:
nutritional requirements
animal husbandry
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed > OK-Net Ecofeed Tools
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) > Department of Animal Nutrition and Management
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:773911
Related Links:https://orgprints.org/37512, https://www.slu.se, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/37512, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/photos/a.341364110046066/630988224416985, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1239588483179712513
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:37512
Deposited On:09 Mar 2020 11:15
Last Modified:16 Apr 2024 09:45
Document Language:English

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