Farm Case Study 30: Green Pig Project

A case study from the Green Pig Project - looking at the environmental consequences of using home grown legumes as a protein source in pig diets.

Year of Publication2011

A case study looking at a large scale commercial trial where finishing pigs were fed diets containing peas and beans as a protein source in preference to the control soya based diet. Midland Pig Producers are hosting commercial scale trials as part of the Green Pig Project. The Green Pig Project is a collaborative project between research and industrial partners and is sponsored by Defra through the Sustainable Livestock Production LINK Programme.  The aim of the project is to assess the potential of using home-grown legumes (peas and beans) in growing/ finishing pig diets as a means of reducing environmental burden and soya dependency in UK pig production.

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