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of mat-feeding. Growth performance comparable to pre-weaning rates can be easily achieved,
but wastage can become excessive without proper management
of mat-feeding.  
■ Milk replacers. Nursery pigs
will readily consume a warm
liquid milk replacer of the proper
temperature and composition.
Feeding a milk replacer 3 to 4
days can easily double dry matter intake compared to a pelleted
starter formula. However, pigs
reared solely on a liquid diet may
fail to relate to dry feed unless
the milk replacer is combined
with a high quality starter diet or
milk pellets. Good sanitation and
frequent feeding are essential to
prevent spoilage and attract pigs
to eat. Milk replacers are best
suited for low-weight and orphan
pigs because of cost constrains.
An investment in equipment and
labor is also required to reap the
full benefits of milk replacers.  
■ Gruel feeding. In farms where
pigs are fed dry diets on a regular basis, a warm gruel (50:50) of
feed and water (or a liquid milk
co-product) can be offered to
weaned pigs in special bowl-type
feeders during the first 2 to 3
days post-weaning. This practice
prevents starvation, and more
importantly, dehydration. Unless
the gruel is gradually thickened
(70:30), some piglets may fail to
adapt to dry feed. Precipitation
of solid matter in bowls is not

problematic as long as the bowls
remain filled with water. Field
results with this practice are very
encouraging. ■

Ioannis Mavromichalis,
Ph.D., is an animal nutrition
industry consultant. To
contact Mavromichalis, email
imavromichalis@icloud.com.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Feed Strategy - January 2018

Feed Strategy - January 2018
Contents
In the Mix
Consumer interest drives transparency in feed production
6 challenges facing the global animal feed industry
Marketing-driven poultry production’s real feed costs
How feed extrusion can improve digestibility, safety
Advances in ruminant environmental impact reductions
Secrets of successful piglet feeding after weaning
EU’s history of fraudulent organic grain imports
Products
Marketplace
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Feed Strategy - January 2018
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Cover2
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Contents
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - In the Mix
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Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 4
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 5
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Consumer interest drives transparency in feed production
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Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 6 challenges facing the global animal feed industry
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Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Marketing-driven poultry production’s real feed costs
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Feed Strategy - January 2018 - How feed extrusion can improve digestibility, safety
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Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Advances in ruminant environmental impact reductions
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Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 32
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 33
Feed Strategy - January 2018 - Secrets of successful piglet feeding after weaning
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Feed Strategy - January 2018 - EU’s history of fraudulent organic grain imports
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