The effect of feed particle size on pig health

The effect of feed particle size on pig health

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Adaptation of particle size can be the ideal way to improve pig performance and health.

In addition to diet composition and nutrient density in feed, two additional parameters influence the performance and health of pigs: feed form and particle size. Feed form is the physical structure of the final animal feed, such as mash, crumbles or pellets. Mash and pellets are mainly used in pig feed. The size of the single particles in the mash or pellets is defined by the feed particle size, expressed as the average particle size and particle size distribution.