Finnish forest milk: Tree bark waste for animal welfare

Forest milk

Start day

20.02.2018

End day

31.12.2019

Goals

Project takes a holistic approach in comparing the different alternatives of using tree bark in animal husbandry. Farmers benefit the innovations by enhanced animal health when tree bark products are used as bedding material and as feed supplement. Feed industry is able to sell feed supplements produced from tree bark and dairy and meat industry may further benefit the concept in product marketing. The research contributes to the sustainable and circular bioeconomy.

Outputs

The suitability of tree bark as bedding material.
Report on the innovative alternatives and obstacles in using tree bark and its bioactive fractions in animal husbandry and feeding to enhance animal health, welfare and productivity.
Phenolic compounds in milk.