How to increase the nutritional value of beans for pig and poultry diets

Jerry Alford
Posted: 22.04.2022
With the support of the OK-Net EcoFeed project this field lab has been investigating ways of reducing pig and poultry farmer's reliance on imported protein for animal feed. Beans are commonly grown in rotation as a fertility-building cash crop, but they contain antinutritional factors, which limit their inclusion in monogastric rations. This trial looked at whether processing the beans to remove antinutritional factors could increase the use and value of a product which is readily available in organic farming.


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Publisher: Innovative Farmers, Soil Association, OK-Net Ecofeed
Producer: Jerry Alford

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Acknowledgement: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773911.
Citation: Alford, Jerry. 2021. How to increase the nutritional value of beans for pig and poultry diets. Legume Hub.

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