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New Studies Demonstrate the Value of Feeding Permeate (Lactose) for Nursery Pig Growth and Health

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While the importance of feeding permeate (~ 80% lactose) to nursery pigs has been known for some time, pig production practices have changed over the years. So, at Annual Midwest Meeting of American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association held March 11-13, 2019 in Omaha Nebraska, two groups independently reported on their recent studies on feeding of permeate to nursery pigs under conditions relevant to today’s commercial practices for pig production.

Professor Sung Woo Kim, (Principal Investigator, North Carolina State University) and his team presented research* conducted on 1200 piglets at Purvis Farm, Inc. (North Carolina) showing enhanced growth performance of nursery pigs with increasing whey...


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