Some fungi molds in grain can produce harmful compounds called mycotoxins. Pigs consuming mycotoxins above their tolerance level will face health and reproductive problems. Submitting samples of contaminated feeds to the laboratory can help you manage your feeding practices and prevent mycotoxin toxicity in your pigs. Read how mycotoxins harm swine health and reproductive performance.
Oil content of corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) doesn’t affect growth performance and carcass traits of grow-finish pigs if the sources have similar metabolizable energy (ME) content. But reducing the oil content of DDGS improves pork fat quality. Continue reading about feeding value and energy prediction of DDGS with differing oil content.