Research discussed at Purina Swine VIP events

20-11-2014 | |
Research discussed at Purina Swine VIP events

At the recent Purina Animal Nutrition Swine VIP events, swine producers discussed many research topics including PEDv and amino acid feeding. They represented more than 800,000 head of swine.

Almost  250 US swine producers and industry leaders from 10 states recently gathered at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center in Gray Summit, Missouri for some educational VIP events hosted by Purina Animal Nutrition.  Attendees represented 44 farms and more than 800,000 head had the opportunity to learn the latest in swine research and nutritional management strategies.

The VIP guests represented swine management teams of varying size and location from across the US, providing a unique opportunity to share insights from individual operations and network. Attendees also toured the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, seeing firsthand the capabilities of this premier research facility.

With more than 1,500 research projects conducted at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center to date, the primary focus of the VIP events is to share findings of the latest research and its real-world application with producers.

Research shared during the events included:

  • An update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDv) and solutions for overcoming the challenge.
  • The use of gels and electrolytes in maintaining hydration through weaning.
  • The effect of starting nutrition on finishing performance.
  • The importance of amino acid feeding.
  • Strategies to increase the value of manure and minimize odour.
  • The use of botanicals instead of feed additives.

All of the research results and management strategies shared, come back to the importance of maintaining quality nutrition through all stages of production. Researchers at the event said quality nutrition and management practices are especially important during times of stress on swine facilities.

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