Riding the wave of feed cost fluctuations

Berg stresses the importance of adjusting feed orders based on swine herd size, mortality events to prevent overfeeding, optimize feed utilization.


February 22, 2024

1 Min Read
National Pork Board

With feed costs coming down, what are some nutrition strategies pork producers should be considering? Kiah Berg, senior supervisor of nutrition with Pipestone Nutrition, says with the recent trends in feed costs, especially the notable decrease in prices for key ingredients such as corn and soybean meal, there has been significant cost savings for pig production. She also underscores the importance of regularly monitoring ingredient prices and reformulating diets to optimize cost efficiency while maintaining nutritional quality.

Berg also emphasizes the need for adaptive feed management, the frequency of reformulation, suggesting regular reviews based on cost savings thresholds and market dynamics. Furthermore, Berg stresses the importance of adjusting feed orders based on herd size and mortality events to prevent overfeeding and optimize feed utilization.

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