How farmers improve pig fattening with rye
Successful pig fattening and happy animals – Andreas von Felde believes they are not mutually exclusive goals. This Northern German farmer plants rye and uses it for feed. He needs less fertilizer, and a recent study backs him up.
There are some indications that rye can have a positive effect on animal behavior.
Research on pig feed: greater animal welfare thanks to rye
Rye could radically redefine and improve pig feeding. A joint research project between the scientific and business communities aims to make a contribution to that. The German Ministry of Food and Agriculture is supporting the project* with funds from a government innovation program.