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Pig farmers (Pig at its Best) Klaas and Pieter receive first delivery of pig feed with processed animal protein

26 July 2022
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AgruniekRijnvallei delivers first pig feed with processed animal protein 

On Monday 25 July 2022, AgruniekRijnvallei (AR) delivered the first consignment of pig feed containing processed animal protein to Maatschap Mijnheer-Post in Rouveen. They are participating in 'Varken op z'n'best', Van Loon Group's innovative chain concept that attaches great importance to circularity.

This involves poultry proteins from processed by-products from the meat sector. These by-products come from animals that have been approved for human consumption. The use of these by-products contributes to closing protein and mineral cycles.

Natural and healthy 
Pigs are omnivores by nature. Processed animal protein is a raw material that pigs naturally need in their diet in order to perform to the maximum without stress. Animal protein has a very favourable amino acid pattern and is more digestible for pigs than vegetable protein. Especially for young animals, we see major advantages: piglets grow faster and feel more comfortable, which makes them calmer. In addition, animal protein is a good substitute for the raw material soy, which is often discussed in connection with deforestation.

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