Rations for Early Weaned Pig

Published on: 02/05/2017
Author/s : Joaquin Paulino (NTECRD)

INTRODUCTIONThe swine industry has largely gone to early weaning (3 weeks or earlier) especially in confinement production systems with environmentally controlled nurseries. Economic factors such as increasing the number of pig per sow per year and the need to maximize the capital cost of swine farrowing units by moving more sow through the facilities has resulted in this change.Two essential fact...

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Dave Albin, Ph.D.
Applied Nutrition Technologist
Re: Rations for Early Weaned Pig
05/02/2017 | Thank you for this useful information. I assume the extruded soy recommendations are for full-fat? Extruded, partially deoiled soy meals, when processed properly, can replace solvent soybean meals in these formulations. Care must be taken to extrude the beans at the correct temperate, especially for these sensitive piglets.
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