News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

J. E. Pettigrew

J.E. Pettigrew is Professor of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois



Combating the high cost of pig feed

Nutritionists need to look at all options when considering swine diet
The most significant change impacting the pig industry and nutritional practices during recent years has been the dramatic increase in the cost of major feedstuffs, due primarily to droughts and ethanol production. What’s more, the cost of special ingredients for nursery diets such as fish meal and milk products has also risen. The combination of these factors has forced swine nutritionists to look thoughtfully and creatively at new and cost-effective options for pig feed.
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