Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2-23-2017

Journal or Book Title

National Hog Farmer

Abstract

In many plants, such as corn and soybean meal, much of the phosphorus is stored in a compound called phytate. Why is this important? There are three reasons. First, the pig cannot digest phytate-bound phosphorus, so it passes through the pig into the manure; this is good for producing nutrient-rich fertilizer to be applied to corn and soybean fields, but not so good for feeding pigs.

Comments

This article is published as Patience, J.F., S. Gould, C. Holloway, D. Koehler and L. Gesing. Super-dosing phytase improves nursery growth performance. National Hog Farmer. February 23, 2017. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Informa PLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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