Micronized and Flaked Wheat in Nursery Diets
Micronization and flaking are processes that increase digestibility in young pigs. This is especially true when regarding early weaned pigs, as endogenous enzymatic secretion is not quite established so micronized grains should be beneficial. These processes lead to faster weight gain, heavier weights and improved feed efficiency through increasing the nutrient availability and digestibility for weaned pigs at 13 days of age over a 35 day period in the nursery. The flaked, ground and micronized diets were also cheaper, with savings at $0.07 per pig.
Micronized and Flaked Wheat in Nursery Diets (full article)