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.
The compounds responsible of boar taint can be reduced through feeding strategies, genetic selection and good management practices.
Combining the use of low levels of dietary protein with highly digestible protein sources and certain probiotics can be a good strategy in the face of the increasing restrictions on the use of antibiotics in feed.
How serious is the possibility that US corn production could undergo a substantial reduction in the coming crop year?
Does a high growth rate really increase the risk of osteochondrosis and lameness?
The answer is no. We only know how to feed the average pig of a certain genetic composition, and sex.