DES MOINES, Iowa – The Pork Checkoff and Soybean Checkoff have partnered on two research projects: the North American Swine Energy System and the Development of an Allergenicity Model in Swine project.

The energy project will conclude in August and the allergenicity project will conclude in May 2009.

“Livestock and poultry are our number one customer, consuming 98 percent of the U.S. soybean meal used domestically,” says Phil Bradshaw, United Soybean Board (USB) Animal Agriculture Team Lead. “The U.S. pork industry specifically uses about 25 percent of the domestically used soybean meal, so there is a strong partnership between soybean farmers and pork producers.”

“The National Pork Board appreciates the working relationship we have developed with the United Soybean Board,” said Everett Forkner, a member of both the National Pork Board and its Animal Science Committee. “Especially during this time of rising feed costs, net energy is a new look at how feeds can be formulated to meet the needs of pigs as well as a way to possibly save producers money.


Source: Pork Checkoff