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Quick facts With more research, microalgae have the potential to change the sustainability of animal and food production systems. Their rapid growth and nutritional content may be valuable for use in swine diets in the future. Microalgae could be...
Maintaining a sow’s condition during lactation has, arguably, the greatest overall impact on an entire production system—ultimately it determines the success or failure of finishing weights of market pigs. Pork producers have invested a lot of money in genetic...
Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) continues to uncover dietary options to help manage market hog growth rate and weight gain to help keep pigs at viable weights until packing plant capacity is available. As processing plants continue to face pressure to...
Harvesting more protein and energy while reducing environmental footprint Unlocking more value from protein sources is a top advantage of new feed technology in the spotlight at the Iowa Pork Congress. ProSparity by CBS Bio Platforms –  now more widely available...
Hannah Bailey, a Ph. D. student in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory, discusses an experiment she conducted to determine the protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) and the digestible indispensable amino acid score (DIAAS) for raw and roasted...
  Click here to download PDF Pigs depend on their daily feed to supply not only protein and energy but also their needed mineral requirements. Typically, trace mineral supplementation has been based on dated National Research Council (NRC) recommendations. Yet, swine...
A major challenge in the pork industry is to produce lean pigs without compromising pork quality. Pork quality includes both lean (e.g. color, intramuscular fat, drip loss or purge) and fat (e.g. firmness, slice ability of bellies, flavor) quality...
An interview with Daniel Nelson, PhD Senior Swine Nutritionist Zoetis  Download the pdf Q: For nearly 20 years, ractopamine has been used by US pork and beef producers to improve carcass leanness and production efficiency. Recently, two major US pork companies announced that they...
The Swine Health Information Center received a $650,000 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant for research designed to reduce the risk of imported feed ingredients, specifically soybean products, from spreading African swine fever virus in the domestic...
Feeding pigs a balanced ration can be a challenge. Not only is feed expensive, but as monogastric animals, a pig’s growth and well-being is readily influenced by the nutrient composition of its diet. Healthy piglets ready to grow on their...
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