Maximizing the use of field peas in a commercial pig barn

  • Peas

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Denise Beaulieu

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

Prairie Swine Centre Inc.

Objective

To evaluate the use of high levels of peas in diets for growing-finishing and lactating swine in a commercial setting as well as identifying any issues that may arise at the feedmill level.

Outcome

In growing-finishing and in lactating sows the effect of including 40% and 30% peas respectively did not adversely affect feed intake, growth, or feed efficiency and may lead to cleaner pens in a semi-slatted grow-finish barn.

Health

SPG Contribution

$83,950.00

Project Status

Complete

Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2010 - 2012