How to formulate energy-rich diets for growing piglets
Energy is the most expensive, critical and essential nutrient in any pig feed, and a nutrient that is used to prorate all other nutrients because pigs will consume feed first to satisfy their energy needs.
Energy is the most expensive “nutrient” in a piglet diet. Although energy is a physical property and not a nutrient (that is, a chemically distinctive compound), it is often regarded as such for simplicity.
Dietary energy is provided by sugars, such as starch and lactose; lipids, which contain about…