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DDGS and Amino Acid Nutrition in Swine Diets

Traditionally, swine producers and nutritionists have included DDGS at very conservative inclusions due to unfamiliarity with the ingredient. As the industry learns more about the nutritional value of DDGS, we now see swine producers increasing DDGS inclusion in their formulations for pigs at all stages of production. This strategy reduces feed costs, yet maintains pig performance at the same time. Additionally, while many nutritionists have reported that they have increased DDGS inclusion, they also report on the need to adjust their formulation strategy for nutrients such as amino acids. It appears that at greater DDGS inclusions, we need to challenge some of the industry's current recommendations for certain nutrient requirements. In order to start an interactive discussion on this relevant topic, POET Nutrition and Dakota Gold are pleased to sponsor this webinar. The webinar will include insights from University of Minnesota DDGS researcher Dr. Jerry Shurson and will provide webinar attendees with new strategies for including DDGS in their swine formulations. Key Learning Points: • Optimal DDGS inclusion for swine diets • Amino acid considerations with greater DDGS inclusion • Economics of greater DDGS inclusions • Results from recent DDGS research • DDGS market updates

Wrinkle: DDGS Effects on Swine Production

A recent meta-analysis of DDGS research provided new insights into swine performance. A team led by Dr. Jerry Shurson collected several references from the past 10 years and looked at swine performance as well as diet formulation. This summary provided an interesting background of previous research while at the same time, introduced guidelines for future DDGS research. Dr. Shurson's team found evidence which suggested that in order to optimize swine performance, we need to have accurate energy estimates for DDGS.