Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-1-2017

Journal or Book Title

National Hog Farmer

Abstract

Fat is included in swine diets as a source of energy when the cost is economically advantageous. However, digestible energy, metabolizable energy and net energy content estimates of dietary fat have been variable and have not been fully validated (Kil et al., 2011; Boyd et al., 2015). A lack of precision in defining the energy value of dietary fat could lead to losses for pork producers due to incorrect costing in diet formulations and disappointing performance outcomes.

Comments

This article is published as Kellner, T.A. and J.F. Patience. Energy content of dietary fat sources determined for pigs. National Hog Farmer. November 1, 2017. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Informa PLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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