Effects of grinding high-fiber feed ingredients for swine diets

Effects of grinding high-fiber feed ingredients for swine diets

An overview of the Kansas State University swine program’s recent findings related to the influence of particle size on successful pig diets

Byproduct studies explore the effects of grind size

Grinding cereal grains to improve swine feed efficiency is not a new concept. In fact, the U.S. swine industry has continued to decrease the average particle size of cereal grains to capture feed efficiency improvements, as every 100 microns (µ) decrease in particle size improves feed conversion by 1.0 to 1.2 percent.