Nutrient management is a vital part of resource efficiency and is important throughout the pig production cycle.
Good nutrition and production efficiency mean expensive components of feed are used rather than excreted. As world demand for raw materials, especially nitrogen rich proteins and phosphates, increases the need to use these most effectively and reduce losses (pollution) from the cycle is becoming ever more important.
Manures and slurries are no longer a ‘waste’ product for disposal, they are a valuable asset to be utilised. Loss as gaseous emissions, such as ammonia, or to water (nitrogen and phosphates) can be minimised through the adoption of good practice.
Adding value from pig manures and slurries