Replacement of soybean meal in compound feed by European protein sources : effects on carbon footprint

H.C. de Boer, M.M. van Krimpen, H. Blonk, M. Tyszler

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Abstract

The overall aim was to investigate if soybean products from South American can be replaced by protein sources produced in Europe in a sustainable way. Based on data from literature, and based on the systematics of the FeedPrint programme, the nutritional value and the carbon footprint (CFP) of these protein sources is determined. These protein sources are used in feed optimizations of a starter diet for pigs, thereby maintaining the nutritional value of the diet. Subsequently, the CFP of the grower diet is calculated. The results and conclusions will be discussed in this report.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLivestock research report
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.819

Keywords

  • protein sources
  • nutritive value
  • carbon
  • emission
  • feeds
  • pigs
  • protein plants
  • soyabeans

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