Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

52

Issue

6

First Page

6RIB6

Abstract

A voluntary sample of pork producers and advisers to the swine industry were surveyed about feed efficiency. The questionnaire was designed to accomplish three objectives: (a) determine the level of knowledge related to feed efficiency topics, (b) identify production practices used that influence feed efficiency, and (c) identify information gaps requiring additional knowledge to further improve feed efficiency. Results suggest that many practices that improve feed efficiency are used in production, but gaps in information and knowledge exist across demographics of respondents. Extension education should be expanded to provide more information in an easy-to-access format for the swine industry.

Comments

This article is published as Flohr J.R., M.D. Tokach, J.M. DeRouchey, R.D. Goodband, S.S. Dritz, J.L. Nelssen, and J.F. Patience. 2014. Feed efficiency: An assessment of current knowledge from a voluntary subsample of the swine industry. J. Extension. 52:6RIB6. https://www.joe.org/joe/2014december/rb6.php. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Extension Journal, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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