Copra meal in pig diets reduces inorganic phosphate use

Copra meal in pig diets reduces inorganic phosphate use

COPRA meal, a co-product of coconut oil production, and palm kernel co-products are used in many tropical countries as the main protein source in swine diets.

These products are also a source of phosphorus, which is required to ensure proper bone growth and optimal growth performance as well as for a number of other physiological functions in growing pigs.

Research at the University of Illinois, led by professor of animal sc

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