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Study finds that pigs fed on saturated fats do not yield better bacon

A recent paper published in the Journal of Animal Science suggests producers may want to adjust pig diets when including distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Some producers believe that feeding pigs saturated fats will undo the fat-softening effects of DDGS. Firmer fat means longer-lasting pork. But researchers from the University of Illinois found that including saturated fats...
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Fermented soybean meal has additional advantages for pig diets

In addition to protein content, lower cost, and lack of anti-nutritional factors, fermented soybean meal (FSBM) also meets pigs’ phosphorous requirements. Recently published work by the Hans Stein group at the University of Illinois (presented at the 44th Nottingham Feed Conference ) has found that pigs digest the phosphorous in FSBM better than the phosphorous in...
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