The effect of environment temperature on the body temperature is greater than that of ingestion and digestion of food.
Feeding corn DDGS diets to growing-finishing pigs can substantially reduce feed cost while maintaining growth performance, but it reduces carcass pork fat firmness. How to solve it?
Sow nutrition research has historically been only about 2% of the swine scientific literature, but new commercial facilities are changing this.
Intestinal integrity is just as relevant as vaccination protocols in inducing adequate immunity to environmental challenges.
Vitamin D3 plays a central role in the immune response of swine . 25-OH D3 may be a more efficient source to improve vitamin D status of pigs than cholecalciferol.
It is very likely that the swine nutrition industry will be shaped in the near future by the study of the microbiome.
Increasing feed intake in late gestation improves very little body weight gain of gilts and sows and increases stillborn rate.
Huge supplies, increasing production and an efficient, coordinated global chain fuels low cost soybean meal, cheap feed and high profits.