Key learning points:
• Extra benefits NIR calibration/technology can offer to swine nutritionists already using corn DE published information from various sources, or to producers using models other than DE.
• The most reliable and practical reference and measurements methods for building a successful corn DE NIR model.
• Savings and efficiencies to be gained by swine producers on young pig and grower-finisher diets.
Duration, including questions: 1 hour
Dr. Chris Iiams
Senior Research Scientist, DuPont Pioneer
Dr. Iiams received undergraduate and graduate degrees in animal nutrition (specializing in ruminants) from Iowa State University before joining DuPont Pioneer in 1999.
He currently leads the Grain and Nutritional Sciences group within DuPont Pioneer Crop Genetics Research and Development and has responsibility for livestock trials, forage additive testing, high-throughput grain and forage NIR analysis, as well as NIR model development.