Calcium carbonate particle size studied in weanling pigs

Calcium carbonate particle size studied in weanling pigs

*John H. Goihl is president of Agri-Nutrition Services Inc., Shakopee, Minn.

CALCIUM carbonate is a core ingredient in most livestock diets to provide supplemental calcium. Reducing the particle size of ingredients, especially the grains, has been associated with improved nutrient digestibility and improved feed efficiency in swine due to the increased surface area of the grain particles to improve digestion.

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