Read the latest Animal Nutrition Views blogs, written by Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., to learn more about what pig producers need to know about proper nutrition practices and more. Mavromichalis, the editor of Pig International, gives his views on pig nutrition based on his years of experience as a nutrition consultant with clients around the world.

Here are Mavromichalis’ four most recent Animal Nutrition Views blogs:

1. See you at World Pork Expo next week – The U.S. is at the forefront of worldwide research, development, innovation and technology in the pig industry, and there is no better place to see all these things than at World Pork Expo. The expo will take place June 3-5 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.


2. Do you change or update your nutrition program? -- The dilemma of every nutritionist is deciding whether to start from scratch or plan a step-by-step gradual approach.

3. Which feed to use: cheaper, expensive or correct? – There is no single feed, expensive or otherwise, that can be used in all circumstances.

4. Is betaine an underrated additive? – In theory, betaine can spare part of methionine and choline (other methyl donors) and help animals cope with water-related stress conditions.