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Stein Nutrition Newsletter, August 2015
August 2015

Welcome

Welcome to the Stein Nutrition Newsletter! In this issue, you will find some of the work our lab has produced in the previous month. For more information, please visit our website at http://nutrition.ansci.illinois.edu.

Research report: Calcium balance at different levels of digestible calcium and digestible phosphorus in weanling pigs

Recent studies conducted in our laboratory have determined values for standardized total tract digestibility (STTD) of calcium in feed ingredients fed to pigs. However, there is a lack of information about the requirement for STTD calcium in diets for pigs. Therefore, an experiment was conducted to measure calcium balance at different levels of STTD calcium in diets fed to 11 to 25 kg pigs.

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Podcast: Effects of Sal CURB on digestibility of energy and nutrients by growing pigs

Dr. Yanhong Liu, postdoctoral research fellow in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Lab, discusses the results of an experiment to determine the effects of a formaldehyde-based feed disinfectant on energy and nutrient digestibility, as well as phytase and vitamin stability in treated feed. Adapted from a presentation at the 2015 ASDA-ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July 12-16.

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Podcast: Nutritional Value of Soybean Products for Animal Agriculture

Soybean meal produced in the United States is a feed ingredient that is well-utilized by pigs. In this video, Hans H. Stein, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois, explains why.

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Press release: Inclusion rate for high protein canola meal in weanling pig diets could be as high as 40 percent

URBANA, Ill. – Canola meal is high in protein and can be used as an alternative to soybean meal in livestock diets. In recent years, canola meal varieties with an even greater protein content have been developed. However, canola meal contains anti-nutritional factors, and there is no agreement as to how much can be included in diets fed to pigs. New research from the University of Illinois provides insight into how much conventional and high protein canola meal can be included in swine diets.

"Recommendations for the inclusion rate from conventional canola meal range from 10 to 15 to 20 percent," said Hans H. Stein, professor of animal sciences at Illinois. "And now we have this new product, high protein canola meal, for which there is very limited information on feeding it to weanling pigs. So we wanted to test different inclusion rates of these products to see how they affected growth performance."

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New publications from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory

Casas, G. A., J. A. S. Almeida, and H. H. Stein. 2015. Amino acid digestibility in rice co-products fed to growing pigs. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 207:150-158.

Guo, P. P., P. L. Li, Z. C. Li, H. H. Stein, L. Liu, T. Xia, Y. Y. Yang, and Y. X. Ma. 2015. Effects of post-harvest storage duration and variety on nutrient digestibility and energy content wheat in finishing pigs. Asian-Austr. J. Anim. Sci. 28:1488-1495.

In This Issue

• Research report: Calcium balance at different levels of digestible calcium and digestible phosphorus in weanling pigs
• Podcast: Effects of Sal CURB on digestibility of energy and nutrients by growing pigs
• Podcast: Nutritional Value of Soybean Products for Animal Agriculture
• Press release: Inclusion rate for high protein canola meal in weanling pig diets could be as high as 40 percent
• New publications from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory

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