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Low CP to tackle N emission dilemma

Published on: 10/22/2018
Author/s : John Htoo, Global Swine Expert at Evonik

The global pork production is expected to rise by 10% over the next decade. Given, however, that pig farmers worldwide are currently struggling to keep up with increasingly stringent regulations on nitrogen (N) pollution emission, now is clearly not the time to rest on our laurels, rather for a sober reality check. Put simply - more pigs will mean more N excretion, meaning pig farmers will soon ...

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October 22, 2018

Congratulations. Actually, I´m working in composting necromass as biosolids to produce an organic fertilizer which is employed inside our pig farm to produce corn to feed pigs.

If the biopile is designed and arranged properly, the fermentation process is not stimulated but the respiration process is activated. So, the N emissions are reduced. However, I think it is very important to reduce the N level in diets to obtain a better gut environment and improve the pig health in the operation.

Best regards from México!

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