Lauren Quinn

Articles By Lauren Quinn

Young Pigs Eating (1)
May 18, 2020

Pig Probiotics Prove Promising

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.

Apr 20, 2020

Pigs Push Forward Quick Solution for Emergency Ventilators

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.

Dairy TMR Feedbunk
Apr 09, 2020

Clay Could Improve Degradability of Dairy Feeds

Because clay material attracts and binds positively charged ions, clay can make the rumen less acidic.

Young Pigs Eating (1)
Feb 21, 2020

New Torula Yeast Product Can Replace Fish Meal in Weanling Pig Diets

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.

Finishing Pigs
Jan 24, 2020

New Valine Product for Pig Diets Provides Adequate Nutrition

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.

Illinois Feed Technology Center under construction
Jan 10, 2020

Illinois Pork Producers Association Invests in Feed Technology Center

The Illinois Pork Producers Association has announced a financial commitment to the new Feed Technology Center at the University of Illinois.

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Sep 11, 2019

ADM Invests $2.5 M Towards Illinois Feed Technology Center

The facility will advance educational and research opportunities within agriculture at the University of Illinois.

Young Pigs
Aug 19, 2019

Calcium-to-Phosphorus Ratio Established for 11-to-22-kg Pigs

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.

Feb 04, 2019

Fiber Composition in Rice Coproducts Revealed in Illinois Study

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.