Nutritional and Metabolic Consequences of Feeding High-Fiber Diets to Swine: A Review
Atta K. Agyekum 1, C. Martin Nyachoti 2. / 1 Prairie Swine Center Inc., Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9, Canada; 2 Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada.
1. IntroductionConventional swine diets contain substantial amounts of cereal grains (e.g., corn and wheat) and protein supplements such as soybean meal to provide pigs with the energy and nutrients they require. However, recent trends in the demand and supply of these conventional feedstuffs require swine producers around the world to seek low-cost alternatives such as cereal co-products from the...