Feed Efficiency in Swine

Feed Efficiency in Swine

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'Feed efficiency in swine' has been prepared as a comprehensive treatise on the current state of our understanding of this topic which is so important to the pork industry. Each chapter is written by international authorities who understand both the science and application of their topic area. The book provides detailed insight into the many factors affecting feed efficiency, ranging from diet processing to herd health, from nutrition to physiology and from day-to-day barn management to the adoption of advanced technologies. The authors explain such practical aspects as the challenge of interpreting feed efficiency information obtained on farm or the role of liquid feeding. The authors also delve into more scientific topics such as amino acid or energy metabolism or animal physiology. This book is written for people who have a technical interest in pork production, including nutritionists, geneticists, farm management specialists, veterinarians, other academics and, of course, pork producers.Feed mills do not have schemes for improving poor-quality ingredients, but through the use of ingredient segregation, grinding ... The QA manual should outline the policies and procedures that must be in place to ensure a safe high quality feed ... temperature during the pelleting process and the final moisture content of the finished feed after the cooling process; ... the physical characteristics of the feed such as pellet quality as determined by the pellet durability index (ASAE, 1987).

Title:Feed Efficiency in Swine
Author:John F. Patience
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-01-01


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