Ambassador: Terhi Harjunmaa-Levonen, Finland

Publication date: July 2019 | Theme: Meat quality

Challenges: Replacing GMO in soy for feed production

The quantity of locally grown broad beans in finisher pig feed has been increased by 200%, with a positive impact on pig performance for Finnish pig producer Terhi Harjunmaa-Levonen. Feed conversion rate went from 2.7 to 2.6, daily weight gain rose from 960g to 1050g/day and lean percentage remained constant between 2016 and 2018 (the tailored premix with the higher inclusion rate for beans was introduced in 2017). The rate of self-sufficiency for protein feedstuffs has increased by 7%, if calculated based on energy content.

Broad beans are now grown over a larger area (+150%), which is more sensible in the crop rotation, and they have invested in a new mineral dispenser and conveyors.

Further information will be available on this page in the near future. In the meantime, to access more details, contact RPIG (Finland): Ina Toppari