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Title: NUTRITIONAL STRATEGIES TO REDUCE NUTRIENT EXCRETION AND ODOR IN PIG OPERATIONS

Author
item Yen, Jong Tseng

Submitted to: Latin American Congress of Nutrition
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2003
Publication Date: 8/18/2003
Citation: Yen, J.T. Nutritional strategies to reduce nutrient excretion and odor in pig operations. Proceeding of the Latin American Animal Nutrition Congress (CLANA). 2003. p. 327-329.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Manure nitrogen and phosphorus, together with aerial ammonia and hydrogen sulfide can be measured readily and targeted easily for governmental regulation. The environmental issues facing pig operations are becoming more urgent, because of urban encroachment. To be sustainable and profitable, global swine industry needs to adopt sound approaches in handling the disposal of manure nitrogen and phosphorus, as well as controlling the emission of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide from pig productions. Research has established a number of nutritional strategies that are effective in reducing the excretion of manure nutrient and the emission of ammonia and volatile sulfur-containing compounds. So, the impact of swine operations on the quality of air, surface water, ground water and soil can be satisfactorily managed.