High Hopes for High Moisture Grain Treatment
Acidifying high moisture cereal grains may have benefits in pig nutrition. When acidified low moisture grains were implemented into nursery piglets’ diets, growth performance and feed intake were improved due to nutrient digestibility and gut health improvements. Acidified high-moisture cereal grains in feed do not have an effect on performance, but do increase feed efficiency. Future research involves acidified grains and challenging environments, acidification and particle size and the grain preservation ability of different acids. Results show that pure propionic acid should not be used commercially to preserve grains as it is very corrosive and can damage equipment.
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