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FORMULATION SECRETS
non-cooked (raw) cereals when piglets are susceptible
to diarrhea (pathogenic or secretory). As a matter of
fact, scouring piglets benefit not only from raw cereals,
but also from cereals with elevated crude fiber concentration, and also from coarsely ground cereals.

Soybeans and legumes
in general

sacrificing performance or health.
Specifications published by accredited institutions
should be followed as these take into account the
above. In general, it is macro-minerals that require the
most attention to not exceed certain limits, although
the antagonistic relationships among trace minerals
should not be ignored.

In general, piglets are affected
Additives: expense
negatively by almost all legumeor investment?
derived products because this family of plants contains
There is a plethora of information on
relatively high concentrations of many and diverse
additives for piglets, but it should be
anti-nutritional factors. For piglets and soybeans,
remembered that additives should be selected based
the most important one remains the trypsin inhibitor
on the overall diet formulation and animal health/
activity anti-nutritional factor. This compound severely
condition. Not all additives are needed all the time
decreases protein digestion and absorption of amino
for all animals and all kinds of feed formulations. If
acids. To effectively deactivate it, thermal processing
this rule is not followed, additives can contribute quite
is required, but on the other hand, too much heat can
heavily on overall cost. A qualified nutritionist should
actually reduce protein digestibility per se.
be responsible to select the right additives for the right
To this end, soybean meal (44-48% crude protein)
purpose for each feed and farm specific situation.
should be used in limited quantities in
piglet diets, ranging from 5 to 15%
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of the piglets. Full-fat soybeans can be
used more liberally, especially if they
are of high quality. Finally, soy protein
concentrate can be used in higher amounts, but this ingreIn closing
dient is usually too expensive.
Designing, manufacturing, and marketing a piglet feed
remains a challenging job because one must balance
Vitamins and all minerals
quality and performance against cost. Quite often, the
These have a minor cost but play a
issue of cost outweighs everything else. This is why the
crucial role because piglets consume
balance today is toward less expensive, and hence less
small quantities of feed during
effective, piglet diets.
the nursery period compared with the overall feed
Pig producers often complain that piglets continue
consumption until slaughter. Nevertheless, most piglet
to suffer post-weaning and the search for a better -
feeds are grossly over-fortified in all vitamins, macrobut not more expensive - feed continues. Because of
and micro-minerals. Research and practice have
this paradox, many piglet feed companies have made or
suggested lower levels are more economical without
lost tremendous fortunes. ■
Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., is an animal nutrition industry consultant. To contact Mavromichalis,
email imavromichalis@icloud.com.
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Contents
In the Mix
Industry Happenings
6 issues set to shape 2020 poultry feed production Trade shifts, an ASF-driven protein gap and high consumer demand point to stable growth for the global poultry sector in the year ahead
5 broiler early nutrition research highlights
Smaller feed companies struggle to comply with FMSA
The right software for the right formulation job
Halal animal feed production enters new markets
Formulation secrets revealed for modern piglet feeds
Phytogenics: combinations and synergies in poultry feed
Products
Advertisers’ Index
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Feed Strategy - January 2020 - Contents
Feed Strategy - January 2020 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - January 2020 - 3
Feed Strategy - January 2020 - Industry Happenings
Feed Strategy - January 2020 - 5
Feed Strategy - January 2020 - 6 issues set to shape 2020 poultry feed production Trade shifts, an ASF-driven protein gap and high consumer demand point to stable growth for the global poultry sector in the year ahead
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Feed Strategy - January 2020 - 5 broiler early nutrition research highlights
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Feed Strategy - January 2020 - Smaller feed companies struggle to comply with FMSA
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Feed Strategy - January 2020 - The right software for the right formulation job
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Feed Strategy - January 2020 - Halal animal feed production enters new markets
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Feed Strategy - January 2020 - Formulation secrets revealed for modern piglet feeds
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Feed Strategy - January 2020 - Phytogenics: combinations and synergies in poultry feed
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