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Dietary Factors Influencing Water Consumption

Water is required in greater amounts than any nutrient and is necessary to biological functioning. Reducing water consumption and wastage will help reduce some environmental concerns such as pollution and groundwater stores and decrease costs of storing, spreading and hauling manure.  As feed intake increases,...

New Method to Determine Barley DE is Indicative of Performance

Current measurement of grain DE content prevents voluntary feed intake measurements and does not reflect practical conditions. Unrestricted access to nutrient-adequate diets is a proposed method to investigate the DE content of barley. This may be a new method to evaluate feedstuffs true nutritional value....

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...

Phosphorous Requirement of Grower Pigs

In order to reduce the amount of phosphorous in manure to decrease environmental effects, nutrient management for pigs is crucial. By decreasing the amount of phosphorous in feed to its requirement, the amount of phosphorous excreted is reduced. Phosphorous requirements were determined to be 6.2...

Sow Bodyweight Changes in Gestation

Nutrient requirements and feeding strategies should be defined for the modern high-producing sow to increase herd efficiency. Evaluation of the factorial approach to define energy requirements was completed in pregnant sows. Sows between parity 3 and 5 can have the DE allowances predicted to maximize...

Effect of Amino Acid Intake in Gestation on Sow Performance

Maximized productivity and efficiency can be produced through re-defining amino acid requirements for high-producing sows in gestation. Nutrient requirements should be met but not exceeded. Effect of lysine levels were observed, with total intakes over 10.6 g/d (8.3 g Dlys/d) of lysine in gestation not...

Digestibility of Energy and Amino Acids in High-Oil Corn

Knowing the DE value in feedstuff can help to better formulate new diets. High-oil corn digestibility of amino acids and energy and DE content was characterized then related to chemical characteristics. Using gross energy or oil content, corn DE content can be predicted.  High-oil corn...

Effect of Dietary Enzyme on Barley Energy Digestibility

Dietary enzymes can improve nutrient digestibility in barley diets. Reducing DE content differences in barley may be achieved through supplemental enzymes digesting fibrous fractions. An ingredient evaluation should be completed to increase enzyme supplementation benefits. Effect of Dietary Enzyme on Barley Energy Digestibility (full article)...

Dietary Enzyme Improves Nutrient Digestibility of Canola Meal-Diets

Non-starch polysaccharides and fiber limit the nutritional value of cereal grains and canola meal. A dietary enzyme (non-starch polysaccharides-degrading enzymes, ß-glucanase and xylanase) was studied on cannulated weaned pigs, looking at increasing nutrient digestibility. Degrading non-starch polysaccharides through supplemental enzymes improved ileal digestibility of amino...

Poor Immunity from a Strep. suis Autogenous Bacterin

A major cause of death in recently weaned pigs is a bacterial infection Streptococcus suis. There are many strains which makes it difficult to control and vaccinate for. An autogenous bacterin vaccine was created for the strain SX-428 and measured for its effectiveness. The antibody levels and...