Swine Feed Efficiency, IPIC 25m: Influence of Sow Feed on Whole Farm Efficiency
Fixing Feed Efficiency: Industry Survey Shows Knowledge About Efficient Feed Use Is Lacking
National Hog Farmer
Feed Efficiency in Swine: A Survey of Current Knowledge
National Hog Farmer, interview with J. DeRouchey of Kansas State
There is an immediate and urgent interest in improving feed efficiency. The average feed cost has increased by more than $100 per ton in the last year alone. Concurrently, the value of one point in feed conversion has increased from about 30¢ to about 45¢.
Our long term goal is to increase nutrient utilization and feed efficiency in the pig, to strengthen the competitiveness of the pork industry and to reduce its demand on grains and proteins. We will use a truly multi-disciplinary approach in this project, including nutrition, physiology, microbiology, behavior, immunology, quantitative genetics, swine genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics and statistics. Through this grant, we will develop new knowledge and new tools to benefit our pork industries and agriculture in general.
Dr. John Patience at the London Swine Conference, Canada
Presenting at Midwest Animal Science Meetings-Des Moines IA:
Emily Arkfeld at 2:15 on Monday, March 11 (abstract #O027)
Jessica Jenkins at 2:30 on Monday, March 11 (abstract #O028)
Jennifer Young at noon on Wednesday, March 13 (abstract #O192)