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egislators have decided
to ban feeding growthpromoting antibiotics to all
pigs, and they are trying to reduce
even therapeutic use in order to
protect human health.
Next, a ban was enacted on
zinc oxide, a mineral that controls
diarrhea in piglets, an ailment that
plagues them because we wean
them too early and without proper
feeding methods to cater for this
problem. This was done to protect
soils from chlorosis so that we can
continue raising our crops.
All these measures, misguided
or not, were done not by
producers, but by policymakers
who decide what is good for us,
the environment, and apparently
the animals in question. Some
might say it is up to us - nutritionists, vets, producers, etc. - to

keep pigs healthy, productive and
efficient, so we can keep enjoying
pork chops at a reasonable price.

Viable alternatives needed
I was once told never to leave a job
before you find a new one. I think
this applies to most things in life
and certainly in what we did with
the ban on antibiotics and now zinc
oxide - and who knows what will
come next. We should not have
banned these vital ingredients
before finding viable alternatives.
We condemned the industry
to look for alternatives while pigs
suffered from low performance
and low efficiency. Where one
might excuse that as loss of profitability for the common good, how
can we explain the lack of interest
in the health of piglets now in
order to protect the soil quality

Regulations around what can and cannot be included in
animal diets are compromising animal health.
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Feed Strategy - July 2019

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Feed Strategy - July 2019
Contents
In the Mix
Industry Happenings
Consumers invested in animal welfare, but knowledge is limited
Piglet welfare is compromised by feed regulations
Nutritional strategies for piglet diets without zinc oxide
Marketing nutrition through your own local offices
Retiring AFIA CEO Joel Newman’s advice for feed industry
Nutritional factors that influence milk quality, composition
Modern dairy cows deserve modern vitamin nutrition
The effect of feed particle size on pig health
SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
The latest in bulk feed transportation equipment
Products
Advertisers’ Index
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - CT1
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - CT2
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Feed Strategy - July 2019
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Cover2
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Contents
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Industry Happenings
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Consumers invested in animal welfare, but knowledge is limited
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Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 6
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Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Piglet welfare is compromised by feed regulations
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Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Nutritional strategies for piglet diets without zinc oxide
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 20
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 21
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Marketing nutrition through your own local offices
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 23
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Retiring AFIA CEO Joel Newman’s advice for feed industry
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 25
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 26
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 27
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Nutritional factors that influence milk quality, composition
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 29
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 30
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 31
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Modern dairy cows deserve modern vitamin nutrition
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 33
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 34
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 35
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - The effect of feed particle size on pig health
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 37
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 38
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 39
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - 40
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - The latest in bulk feed transportation equipment
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Products
Feed Strategy - July 2019 - Advertisers’ Index
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