Precision Feeding Can Nourish Your Bottom Line
Fine tuning nutrients in diets is an important part of keeping diet costs as low as possible while having optimal performance with low phosphorus and nitrogen excretion. Precision feeding allows for not only fine tuning of the diets themselves but also for individual diets. Using two different feeds, different combinations can be given to each animal to meet their nutritional demands. The technology is easy to use and the data collected can be monitored on a phone or computer with notifications that can let producers know if feed intake decreases. Since this technology can be used in the office, less labour is needed in the farms and knowing the growth can allow for a better plan for slaughter. Commercial feeders are being produced in Canada, though it is unclear when this technology will be widespread throughout swine farms. Precision feeding decreases feed waste and costs while ensuring all the pigs are receiving all of the nutrients they need.
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