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achieve the optimal feed utilization
and therefore best economical result.
Nevertheless, we should not
overlook the fact that nutrient digestibility needs to be maximized in the
finishing phase, and from that point
of view the finer the finishing feed
is the better the financial outcome.
Again, grinding your finishing feeds
down to 500-600 microns should be
the ideal for mash diets, even though
quite often and in order to improve
pellet quality lower sizes are used.
Special attention should be given to
gastric ulcers as the physical form
of the feed (size) increases their
incidence. Levels of not less than
500 microns are suggested in cases

it is critical for all people involved
with nutrition to work within sys-

tems and not try to make a square
peg fit in a round hole. ■

Giannis Karvelis, Nutritionist, Nuevo S.A, gkarvelis@nuevo.gr

NUTRIENT
DIGESTIBILITY
NEEDS TO be
maximized in the
finishing phase.
where ulcerations have occurred.
In conclusion, literature would
suggest to finely grind the mixed
feed to save money, but that is where
practicality comes into play. From
a nutritionists' perspective, creating
programs solely based on literature
might sound correct but then the
producer has to determine what is
applicable in his system. That is why
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pig International - January/February 2017

Pig International - January/february 2017
Contents
Managing livestock antibiotic resistance with diagnostics
How to quantify health status in farm animals
6 major piglet diarrhea causes and their management
Boosting piglet immunity with colostrum
Practical grinding guidelines for pig feeds
How to train gilts for electronic sow feeding systems
Fermented liquid pig feed benefits outweigh drawbacks
5 new smart farming pig products from EuroTier
VIV Asia 2017 to represent entire animal protein chain
Pigs and Money
Industry Happenings
Products
Marketplace
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Pig International - January/February 2017 - Contents
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Pigs and Money
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Industry Happenings
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 5 new smart farming pig products from EuroTier
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 5
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 6
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 7
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Pig International - January/February 2017 - 9
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Managing livestock antibiotic resistance with diagnostics
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 11
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 12
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 13
Pig International - January/February 2017 - How to quantify health status in farm animals
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 15
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 6 major piglet diarrhea causes and their management
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 17
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Boosting piglet immunity with colostrum
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 19
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 20
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 21
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 22
Pig International - January/February 2017 - VIV Asia 2017 to represent entire animal protein chain
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Practical grinding guidelines for pig feeds
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Pig International - January/February 2017 - 26
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 27
Pig International - January/February 2017 - How to train gilts for electronic sow feeding systems
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Pig International - January/February 2017 - 31
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Fermented liquid pig feed benefits outweigh drawbacks
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Pig International - January/February 2017 - Products
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Marketplace
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