Animal Science, Iowa Pork Industry Center
Journal or Book Title
National Hog Farmer
In recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has created massive direct and indirect fall-out for U.S. pork producers. Primarily, this has been a consequence of supply chain disruptions and the loss of packing plant capacity. As such, producers are having to adjust pig flows and growth of finishing pigs to accommodate altered marketing strategies. Typically, producers aim to optimize grow-finish pig growth rates and feed intake to maximize pig performance and profitability.
Gabler, Nicholas; Patience, John; Greiner, Laura; and Ross, Jason, "Nutritional approaches to reduce growth rates and feed intake" (2020). Animal Science Publications. 781.