Recent regulatory restrictions around antibiotic use in livestock challenge the feed industry, but University of Illinois research shows a probiotic product can achieve the same growth-promoting results as antibiotics.
When Matt Wheeler got the call on a Sunday in March – just two days after Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued his first stay-at-home order – he wasn’t expecting to launch an experiment that could save countless lives.
Because clay material attracts and binds positively charged ions, clay can make the rumen less acidic.
Starting weanling pigs off with the right diet is crucial. A new University of Illinois study shows amino acids from a new torula yeast product are more digestible by young pigs than amino acids from fish meal.
A recent study from the University of Illinois shows that the amino acid valine in dried bacterial biomass is just as nutritious as pure crystallized valine.
The Illinois Pork Producers Association has announced a financial commitment to the new Feed Technology Center at the University of Illinois.
The facility will advance educational and research opportunities within agriculture at the University of Illinois.
The amount of calcium in pig diets must be calculated precisely. Too much can decrease phosphorus digestibility and feed intake, leading to lower weight gain in pigs.
A recent study from the University of Illinois characterizes the chemical composition of fiber in rice and rice coproducts, which could lead to diet interventions for improved digestibility.