When to use pellets, meal or crumbles for piglets

When to use pellets, meal or crumbles for piglets

There are pros and cons for each type of piglet feed: pellets, meal and crumbles. (DaydreamsGirl | iStockPhoto.com)

As cost increases with further processing, it is important to know the pros and cons of each type of piglet feed.

I recall the same formula prepared in the same feed plant sent to one country and piglets always scoured when pelleted, so we had to have the feed in meal form. Yet, in the next country, the exact same formula in meal form always caused scours, so we had to pellet it. Real story, no explanation – at least from the nutritional point of view – as I was responsible for the formula and oversaw ingredient procurement and production at the plant. The answer is on the health status of the piglets which can be vastly different. But, this example from my work helps illustrate that sometimes one form or the other is preferable.

Read the full article at: Feed Strategy | May 2020