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Home-grown peas and faba beans can replace SBM in commercial pig diets
Friday, 15 June 2012
Aim: To demonstrate whether peas and faba beans can replace SBM in grower and finisher pig diets under commercial conditions.
SAC Green Pig Poster (155.22KB)
30. Sustainable Farming
Friday, 9 December 2011
Farm Case Study 30: Green Pig Project
Farm Case Study 30 Green Pig Project (312.46KB)
Reduce Feed Wastage
Thursday, 28 January 2010
There are steps you can take to reduce the risk of damaging feed on-farm. If 5% of feed is damaged and lost to dust and waste it can cost up to 5000/year on a 500 sow unit; this could increase to 20000 plus if finishers are included, equating to an extra cost of 1 p/kg deadweight. BPEX has produced a simple guide which you can use to walk your system and look at ways of reducing the risk of waste.
Reduce Feed Waste (195.99KB)
Knoweldge transfer bulletin 1: Nutritional Terms - Energy
Monday, 23 November 2009
This factsheet explains what the different terms relating to energy mean and provides target dietary energy levels for each category of pig.
KT Bulletin 1 - Nutritional Terms - Energy (91.91KB)
Video - Improve digestibility of milled feed by up to 10%
Thursday, 21 May 2009
You can now view a video of Stuart Bosworth using the Bygholm sieve to monitor the degree of coarseness of feed, cereal and other feed products
9. Bygholm sieve (1.07MB)
Nutrition of the young breeding pig
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Rearing
Feed to maximise protein gain
Restrict feeding can reduce lameness
Use a gilt rearing diet from 60 or 100 kg live weight

First pregnancy
Optimise protein supply
Do not over feed energy
Feed a gilt rearing diet

First lactation
Encourage high feed intake
Feed a gilt lactation diet
Nutrition of the young breeding pig (93.73KB)
18. Efficient feed usage
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Feed costs have risen to represent nearly 80% of the variable costs of producing a pig and over 50% of total costs. Consequently any fluctuation in feed prices has a greater impact on production costs and profitability than any other single factor. While it may be possible to decrease the cost of production (COP) by reducing input prices eg switching to a cheaper ration or purchasing in larger
quantities, it can also be achieved through simple practical actions to minimise feed wastage and to improve the efficiency of utilisation.
Efficient feed usage (904.80KB)
Phase-feeding
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Matching the protein requirements of growing and finishing pigs for lean growth at least cost
Phase feeding (172.90KB)
Breeding Herd Calculator
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
(Excel and Flash files)
Breeding Herd Calculator - Excel file (22.00KB)
Breeding Herd Calculator - Flash file (197.21KB)
Feeding Herd Calculator
Monday, 10 September 2007
(Excel and Flash files)
Feed Prices and Production Costs Calculator (32.50KB)
Feeding Herd Calculator (114.00KB)
Feeding herd calculator (198.51KB)
8. Feed and Straw Management to Reduce the Risk of Mycotoxins
Thursday, 23 August 2007
Poor feed and straw quality can be a real threat to the physical performance of both breeding and finishing herds.

Download the publication for more information.
Reduce the Risk of Mycotoxins (1.37MB)
General guidelines on liquid feeding for pigs
Thursday, 13 July 2006
For more information download the publication.
General guidelines on liquid feeding for pigs (310.10KB)
Finishing Pigs: Systems Research. Production Trial 4
Sunday, 25 June 2006
Reducing the protein content of liquid diets fed to pigs in two contrasting finishing systems (fully slatted versus straw based housing)
Finishing Pigs Systems Research. Production Trial 4 (415.65KB)
Finishing Pigs: Systems Research. Production Trial 3
Sunday, 12 June 2005
Controlled fermentation of cereals in liquid diets fed to pigs in two contrasting finishing systems (fully slatted versus straw based housing)
Finishing Pigs Systems Research. Production Trial 3 (4.38MB)
Finishing Pigs: Systems Research. Production Trial 2
Saturday, 11 June 2005
Evaluation of phase feeding in two contrasting finishing systems (fully slatted versus straw based housing)
Finishing Pigs Systems Research. Production Trial 2 (605.17KB)
Finishing Pigs: Systems Research. Production Trial 1
Friday, 10 June 2005
Dry versus liquid feeding in two contrasting finishing systems (fully slatted versus straw based housing)
Finishing Pigs Systems Research. Production Trial 1 (3.43MB)