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Stein Nutrition Newsletter, September 2013
September 2013

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Welcome to the Stein Nutrition Newsletter! I hope you will find the information useful. For more information, please visit our website at http://nutrition.ansci.illinois.edu.

Research report: Effects of different particle sizes of corn on feed efficiency in weanling pigs

Grinding of feedstuffs to small particle sizes is a low-cost way to increase their energy and nutrient digestibility. Currently, nutritionists recommend feeding corn ground to an average particle size of 650 to 700 µm. However, it may be advisable to formulate diets containing corn ground to smaller particle sizes due to the greater metabolizable energy (ME) values of these diets. A previous experiment conducted by Rojas and Stein at the University of Illinois demonstrated that when diets are formulated to contain the same amount of metabolizable energy, feeding diets containing corn ground to different sizes to weanling pigs did not have a negative effect on growth performance.

An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that when diets are not adjusted to contain equivalent amounts of metabolizable energy, weanling pigs fed diets containing corn ground to smaller particles sizes will have an improved gain to feed ratio relative to pigs fed corn containing corn ground to larger particle sizes.

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Podcast: Effects of reducing the particle size of corn on energy, phosphorus, and amino acid digestibility by growing pigs

In the first of two presentations on corn particle size, Ph. D. candidate Oscar Rojas discusses the advantages and challenges of reducing the particle size of feed ingredients, and presents the results of two experiments designed to measure the effect of reducing the particle size of corn on energy, phosphorus, and amino acid digestibility  in growing pigs. Adapted from a presentation at the 2013 ASDA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, July 8-12.

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Press release: New resource on the nutritional value of soy products in swine diets

URBANA, Illinois – Recent information released by the University of Illinois contains detailed nutritional information on eight different soy products and their value when fed to pigs. Hans H. Stein, University of Illinois professor in the department of animal sciences, has released a new brochure, titled "Nutritional value of soy products fed to pigs." The new brochure contains detailed nutritional information on eight different soy products, including full fat soybeans and conventional dehulled soybean meal as well as newer products such as fermented and enzyme-treated soybean meal.

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New publications from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory

González-Vega, J. C., C. L. Walk, Y. Liu, and H. H. Stein. 2013. Determination of endogenous intestinal losses of calcium and true total tract digestibility of calcium in canola meal fed to growing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 91:4807-4816.

In This Issue

• Research report: Effects of different particle sizes of corn on feed efficiency in weanling pigs
• Podcast: Effects of reducing the particle size of corn on energy, phosphorus, and amino acid digestibility by growing pigs
• Press release: New resource on the nutritional value of soy products in swine diets
• New publication from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory

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