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Simple concepts at the
basis of pig feed formulation
Feed formulation requires tremendous knowledge and experience,
but everything starts with these simple concepts.
IOANNIS MAVROMICHALIS

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t is not enough to have a feed
formulation computer program
and someone to operate it. It is
not enough even to have the latest
feed specification figures and the
most updated ingredient nutrient
matrix. All these are a prerequisite to having someone experienced enough to put everything
together if a wholesome, healthy
and profitable feed is to be mixed,
manufactured, transported, stored
and eventually fed to animals.
At each step, there are problems that can be avoided or
ameliorated through initial feed
formulation. That is why long
experience is required to be
paired with deep knowledge not
to produce a least-cost formula,
but rather a commercial feed
with a purpose. Below is a brief
summary of the main points that
must be attended to ensure feed
is formulated based on the most
modern and economic ways.

long abandoned the digestible
energy (DE) system. While this
is a perfectly good system, it
suffers severely when formulas
depart from common energy
(corn, wheat) and protein sources
(soybean meal).
The reason is simple: With the

ME system, byproducts rich in
fiber or protein are not evaluated
correctly. This issue is then resolved
by the net energy (NE) system.
It is obvious that the conversion of ME to NE is similar when
it comes to common cereals,
such as corn and wheat, and thus

Energy
Worldwide, most feeds are
formulated using the metabolizable energy (ME) system, having
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Feed Strategy - June 2019
Contents
In the Mix
Industry Happenings
2019 world feed production trends: growth continues worldwide
What the US poultry industry needs to know about ASF
Blockchain technology has big potential beyond transparency
Digitized dairy: Ag tech sparks changes for feed’s future
Marketing nutrition through local distributors
How to adjust sow feeds for summer heat stress
VIV Turkey to highlight poultry meat, egg safety
Simple concepts at the basis of pig feed formulation
New technology uses data for greater energy efficiency, feed quality
Advertisers’ Index
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Cover2
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - CT3
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - CT4
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Contents
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Industry Happenings
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 2019 world feed production trends: growth continues worldwide
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - What the US poultry industry needs to know about ASF
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Blockchain technology has big potential beyond transparency
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Digitized dairy: Ag tech sparks changes for feed’s future
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 23
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 24
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 25
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Marketing nutrition through local distributors
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 27
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - How to adjust sow feeds for summer heat stress
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 29
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 30
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - VIV Turkey to highlight poultry meat, egg safety
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Simple concepts at the basis of pig feed formulation
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - 35
Feed Strategy - June 2019 - New technology uses data for greater energy efficiency, feed quality
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Feed Strategy - June 2019 - Advertisers’ Index
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