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Feeding low-protein diets to pigs can reduce nitrogen excretion, according to research conducted by the University of Bristol and Scottish Agricultural College.
University of Illinois researchers suggest that soy protein concentrate may substitute for animal proteins in weanling pig diets without adverse effects.
Supplementing pig diets with either saturated or unsaturated fat increases the digestibility of calcium, phosphorus, and sulfur in the diets, finds an industry
The most commonly used feed additives in pig diets are acidifiers, zinc and copper, prebiotics, probiotics, yeast products, nucleotides, and plant extracts.
Proof of principle shows organoids may be used to study complex traits like feed efficiency.
Livestock production is expect to double by 2050, but there is little room to expand arable land so reducing farmed animals’ intake of crude protein
Adding spray-dried plasma may support feed intake, weight gain and reduce diarrhea for piglets when mycotoxins are present in feed, say researchers.
US wheat co-products may have less variation by mill than those in other countries, and the co-product red dog may provide a greater nutritional value
Researchers at the University of Illinois have been examining the contribution high-fiber feed ingredients make to the energy content of swine diets.
Swine nutritionists now have more information at their disposal to formulate foods that help pigs grow safely, save money for producers