A Revolution in Feed Management
Precision feeding technique technology is being developed for feeding pigs daily on an individual basis, maximizing their growth. Phase feeding programs feed based on targeted averages; with faster pigs often being underfeed and slow-growing pigs being overfed. When feeding individual pigs their daily needs, nitrogen and phosphorous were reduced by 25% and 29%, respectively. This reduced their output of these nutrients by 40%. Feed costs per pig are expected to be reduced by $8/pig when using this system.
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