“RYE BELT – growing perspectives” is the guiding principle of the project.
Through long-term promotion of rye cultivation and its range of application the competitiveness of rye growing farmers from the North German Plain to the Ural Mountains and between the 50th and 60th latitude shall be strengthened.
On the following pages you will find information on the RYE BELT project with its aims and structure, regional contacts and needless to say, all you need to know about rye.
Worldwide rye is grown to 90 % in a regional “belt” ranging from the North German Plain to the Ural Mountains (West-East longitude) and between the 50th and 60th latitude (North-South longitude).
Objectives of the project
Rye has established itself a fixed constituent in pig feed in recent years. Pig farmers have come to value rye, particularly in Northern Germany where the soil is not suitable for anything other than the cultivation of rye.
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Limited research has been conducted on the digestibility of nutrients in rye grain in domesticated animal species.
Take a look at the current breeding objectives and the use of rye in biogas production and in pig and cattle feeding.
With this brochure we want to give you some valuable basic information about rye as a feeding component and to provide you with some empirical reports and dietary examples for the use of rye in the feeding of pigs and cattle.
first-hand information about trends and developments on the rye market.
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