Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Pig Nutrition

Feeding guidelines and swine nutritional research for raising healthy and profitable sows, piglets, gilts, boars and hogs.


5 advanced feed formulation secrets about minerals

It takes years of trial and error to be able to fully comprehend why some feed formulas are possible and others will not work.
Feed formulation remains 10 percent science and 90 percent experience, not because there is no sufficient scientific background to support this exercise of balance, but rather because it remains a job learned after college.
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Mineral relative bioavailability misconceptions explained

Availability, in absolute terms, refers to the amount of a nutrient that is available to the animal for metabolism and incorporation into tissues.
While visiting EuroTier 2016 last November, I had several discussions that involved minerals in animal feeds: the likes of copper, zinc, manganese, phosphorus and calcium. Regardless of the purpose of the discussion or the mineral in question, I often encountered a misconception.
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Top 10 animal feed news stories of 2016

Animal nutrition, top companies information, mergers and acquisitions among the most read
See what the 10 most read animal feed-related news items on were during 2016.
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Practical grinding guidelines for pig feeds

The particle size of ground grain or feed performs a critical role in determining feed digestibility, mixing performance, and pelleting efficiency and quality.
There is much discussion among farmers and consultants about reducing costs while preserving performance or improving it.
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