Particle size matters in swine diets

Smaller corn particle size means more energy for pigs and lower costs for producers.

The results of new research at the University of Illinois indicate that it is possible for swine producers to reduce feed costs if yellow dent corn is ground to a finer particle size. The smaller particle size allows pigs to derive more energy from the corn, which means producers can reduce the amount of fat added to diets (thus reducing their costs) without affecting the growth performance or carcass characteristics of pigs.

University of Illinois professor of animal sciences Hans

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