Variability of feed ingredients is analysed, as well as its consequences on consumption and lean tissue growth in fattening pigs.
Original articles by independent authors that are pig nutrition and feed management specialists.
A gilt who has compromised limb health on entry to the breeding herd is more vulnerable to early removal as a result of lameness and more vulnerable to the negative production affects associated with it.
Due to their higher energy, phosphorus and amino acids content when compared to corn, wheat and barley, DDGS are presented as a nutritional and cheap alternative feed in the animals diet.
A good diet is not enough to prevent post-weaning diarrhoea in the youngest, lightest animals, since they do not eat as much as they should.
The article suggests various environmental and feed program changes and assesses their effect on pig performance and feed cost.
The use of proven phytases in swine, is recognized to be an extremely useful tool for nutritionists not only in formulating more affordable feed without altering animal performance, but even improving it.
The difference in the conversion rate expected within a practical range of average particle sizes between 600 and 1000 microns can be of up to 2-4% between both ends.