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Nutrition Updates from Canada’s Top Researchers

Posted in: Pork Insight Articles, Production by student on June 12, 2018

Prairie Hog Country June/July 2018

Summary: Researchers described their current goals and strategies pertaining to nutrition in the swine industry.

These goals include:

  • Improving milk production from hyper-prolific sows. Research by Chantal Farmer has discovered the benefits of adding flax seed to gestating sow diets. The flax see aids in mammary development of both the sow and her female piglets.
  • The use of prebiotics as an alternative to antibiotic use for promoting gut health.
  • Maximizing the use of dietary co-products such as canola meal and distillers’ grains


Nutrition Updates from Canada’s Top Researchers

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