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How can pig / poultry farmers improve their own organic feed supply - Suffolk

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:00 to 15:00

This meeting aims to investigate innovative practices around feed for monogastrics being used in your region. 

Venue: Maple Farm, Kelsale, Saxmundham, IP17 2PJ

The OK-Net EcoFeed project is looking at the supply of organic feed for monogastric animals (pigs, layers and broiler chicken), more details can be found here. It is particularly looking at alternative organic protein sources due to the dependence in the EU on imported Soya, and the need for more regional food to be used.

We are holding a series of meetings to consider what innovative practices and feeds are being used in your region. There is scope within the OK-Net EcoFeed project to run some small-scale trials, or tests to investigate some of these ideas or feeds to see if there is some potential in the future.

This meeting will involve presentations of some previous research from Europe and also a farm walk looking at a grain sprouting system for layers as well as seed mixes used to provide a diverse grass ley for ranging chickens.

One outcome of the project is to increase knowledge and share information better. There is a website www.organic-farmknowledge.org which was initially set up following a similar arable project and will be updated with animal feed research when it is available.

There will be lunch provided by the host farm.

Please note that the farm walk will involve uneven ground, please let us know if you have any specific access requirements in advance.

To book your place please click here

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 773911. Follow the project on Twitter and Facebook.