New trials show pea can completely replace soybean meal in swine diets.
A rice-based diet was fed to finisher pigs for 8 weeks with graded levels of pea and soybean meal, up to a complete replacement of soy with yellow pea meal.
Study Investigator: Dr. Li Van Kinh (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
Sample Size: 1200 F1 Yorkshire x Landrace pigs (equally male/female)
Pea Seed Meal
The results demonstrated that yellow peas can totally replace soybean meal. No adverse effects were seen on the growth performance of pigs, carcass characteristics or meat pH. Peas can provide operational flexibility and potential cost savings to livestock operators.
Operational flexibility and potential cost savings.
Yellow peas are suitable as a primary protein source in swine diets, providing more operational flexibility and potential cost savings. Download the full study summary to learn more.Download the Study Summary
Peas can reduce costs and maintain quality in shrimp feed.
Four diets were fed to juvenile white-leg shrimp that included graded levels of ground yellow peas replacing soybean meal as the primary source of protein.
Study Investigator: Dr. Nguyen van Nguyen (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
Sample Size: 3000 Juvenile White-Leg Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)
Ground Yellow Peas
Shrimp fed diets containing up to 10% peas did not experience any difference in weight gained over 56 days of feeding compared to the control diet. There was also no difference in quality across colour, texture, composition or descriptive sensory analysis of the shrimp.
Discover cost savings without sacrificing on quality.
Including Canadian yellow peas in shrimp feed at a 10% inclusion rate can reduce feed costs while maintaining the quality of the end product. Download the full study summary to learn more.Download the Study Summary
Peas are a nutrient-dense feed ingredient
Canada is the world’s largest producer and leading exporter of feed peas. The primary use of feed peas around the world is in swine and aquaculture diets. Peas are an excellent, palatable feed ingredient that can be added to swine diets at a high inclusion rate, especially in the growing and finishing stages.
Peas are a good source of amino acids and energy and can replace cereals and protein ingredients in feed.
Peas are a multi-purpose feed ingredient due to their high protein and starch content.
Download the pea feed guide for a comprehensive overview of using peas in feed and aquaculture.Download the Guide