February 15, 2009
Preliminary results show that rations high in distillers' dried grains with solubles (DDGS) suggest an opportunity for Canada's pork producers to load up on cheap feed.
The study, he said, is now in the process of determining the impact on growth performance and pork quality with the inclusion of high levels of DDGS in the swine diet. So far, though, he reported "no concern whatsoever" in the growth performance of the pigs when fed DDGS. The preliminary results, he said, point to a slightly higher yield of pork with a lower level of intramuscular fat compared to swine fed on a soybean meal-based diet. The lower intramuscular fat, he said, would be an attraction for consumers.
A great way to cut feed costs for pork producers