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Traditionally, pig operations are segmenting the growing stage into 5 steps: creep feed, prestarter, starter, grower and finisher feed. Finisher feed should be the highest volume of feed used as they are targeting heavier animals with higher intake. But through my discussion over the years, I noticed that the rationale behind the use of finisher feed is not clearly understood by farmers. They often use grower feed instead as they claim to get better growth rate. In the lines below, I came back on the guiding principles that lead to the use of finisher feed in swine farm Read more...

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