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Basics in swine nutrition

Slacking on proper nutrition in the nursery can lead to slow developing pigs, which eliminates the full market value for the farmer.

March 28, 2022

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SwineTime Podcast Host Spencer Wayne, sits down with Hayden Kerkaert, a nutritionist with Pipestone Nutrition, to start back at the basics of pig nutrition. Kerkaert has been with Pipestone for two years now, providing his feedback and expertise to grow-finish clients throughout the Midwest.

Throughout the episode, Kerkaert drills down on the importance of a nursery diet and how critical a piglet's first three weeks of life are. The market value of a pig starts accumulating when they are born. To slack on proper nutrition in the nursery can lead to slow developing pigs, which eliminates the full market value for the farmer.

As listeners follow along with Wayne and Kerkaert, they can appreciate the advice given on a variety of nutrition topics to better their operation. Grow-finish farmers will gain tips on how to compare marginal feed costs in relation to cost per pig, how to properly present feed to piglets and more. Listen-in to hear Kerkaert's expertise on feeding pigs.

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SwineTime Podcast Episode 34- Basics in Nutrition

Pipestone's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity.

Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.

Source: Pipestone, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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