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cause specific problems, such as sticky droppings and
dirty eggs in chicken. Adding wheat-specific enzymes
is believed to alleviate at least some of the above problems, but there is such a plethora of available commercial
enzymes that it has become difficult to distinguish science
from marketing.

Minerals
In total, wheat contains about the same amount of
minerals compared to corn - a feature common among
all cereals. But there is a peculiar difference in the case
of wheat: The bran fraction of wheat contains a natural
phytase, the enzyme that improves phosphorus availability/digestibility in monogastric species (pigs and
poultry). As such, either less exogenous (commercial)

phytase enzyme is required when formulating with
wheat instead of corn, or less phosphate salts (mono- or
dicalcium phosphates, for example) need to be added.

In general
Compared with corn, wheat is more variable, contains
less energy and pigments, and more of protein, fiber and
available phosphorus. Usually, the price of wheat in the
U.S. does not allow it to enter common feed formulas,
despite its advantages. But, when corn prices go up, as
they are expected to do so soon, wheat becomes an interesting alternative. Attention to the finer details that often
go unnoticed can ensure that using wheat will not bring
the usual disappointment due to lost animal performance
from miscalculated feed formulas. ■

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


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Feed Strategy - September 2019
Contents
In the Mix
Industry Happenings
Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018 Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes over 1 million metric tons in 2018.
5 regulatory considerations for EU feed manufacturers
EU aligns biosecurity measures to contain ASF
Marketing nutrition through your own newsletter
How do the nutritional values of wheat compare to corn?
7 ways to prevent acidosis, bloating in dairy cows
Broiler feed form, particle size assists performance
Products
Advertisers’ Index
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Cover1
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Contents
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Industry Happenings
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018 Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes over 1 million metric tons in 2018.
Feed Strategy - September 2019 - 5 regulatory considerations for EU feed manufacturers
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Feed Strategy - September 2019 - 7 ways to prevent acidosis, bloating in dairy cows
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