Probiotics for Pigs: Less Manure, Better Health

Published on: 03/17/2014
Source : Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff, USDA

Pig producers would like to keep their costs down by supplementing livestock feed with dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) and other agricultural coproducts generated from biofuel production. But adding hard-to-digest fiber to livestock diets also increases the production of manure—never a good thing, especially when it threatens to exceed on-farm storage capacities. So ...

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Dave Albin, Ph.D. Dave Albin, Ph.D.
VP, Nutrition & Extrusion Technologies
March 17, 2014
Another approach - use high-quality, consistently-processed, highly-digestible ingredients. This is especially useful as DDGS, and perhaps soy hulls, will have variable nutrient compositions, and this variation could easily alter the effectiveness of any probiotic treatment.
Noni Mammatt Noni Mammatt
Pig farmer
June 17, 2014
what can it do for pig that put on back fat?
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