Salvage values of damaged faba forage and faba bean in ruminant livestock systems: Effect of frost/frozen damage; Feed values of normal faba forage and faba bean for both beef and dairy cattle; Effect of varieties, effect of processing method, and/or effect of tannin level

  • Faba Beans
  • University of Saskatchewan

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Peiqiang Yu

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Animal and Poultry Sciences


To develop higher value feeding strategy and maintain and increase business in competitive market for pulse producers and industry from lower or no value of damaged faba bean forage and damaged faba bean seeds (“try to extract high value from no value faba”). To help pulse producers and industry to increase business, maximize profit, and provide economic return and benefit to pulse producers and related industry. To build and develop alternative feeding strategies with low cost based on tannin content to efficiently utilize forage faba and faba bean in sustainable cattle production systems for improving animal production and health, to increase basic knowledge of the nutritional relevance of damaged and normal forage faba and faba bean to apply this information to the production of high quality feeding programs and to aid forage faba and faba bean breeding programs.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2016 - 2019