The feeding of bioethanol by-products to pigs, including their potential as a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to using imported soya, will be one of the key issues explored during a “Future of Feeds” conference run by BPEX later this month.
A free one-day event, “Future of Feeds: Advances in co-products for pigs” will take place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on April 28, beginning with a review of a long-running study of the impact of feeding pigs on wheat-derived DDGS (distillers dried grains plus solubles).
For the past four years, a consortium of leading UK pig processors, DDGS manufacturers, feed and nutrition companies and researchers, has been studying the environmental and nutritional benefits of bioethanol co-products (ENBBIO) and the viability of feeding bioethanol wheat distillers (DDGS) to pigs.
The results of this work, funded by Defra’s LINK programme, are now ready and will be presented to conference delegates by the University of Nottingham’s Professor Julian Wiseman.
The event will also feature a presentation on the feeding of bioethanol DDGS to non-ruminants; a review of feeding results from a commercial pig trial and a general outline of the UK’s bioethanol industry.
The deadline for reserving a conference place is Friday, April 17.