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Mixing Feed

Post by MapleHillFarm » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:47 pm

KGB, We are re-evaluating our feeding options for next year. Looking to grind and mix our own feed. Looked through the guide using the show feed premix and show feed base. Is there a specific type of fat I should use and can you educate me on the soybean meal while you're at it? I want to blend as closely to what I'm buying from the dealer and get this right for the sake of the pig. Thanks!

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Re: Mixing Feed

Post by kgb » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:26 am

Soybean oil will work fine. I’m not sure what you need regarding soybean meal?
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Re: Mixing Feed

Post by MapleHillFarm » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:13 pm

Just trying to get a feel for what its purpose is and how it benefits the pigs in growth and where that growth will likely be targeted. Also, are there any legitimate alternatives?

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Re: Mixing Feed

Post by kgb » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:46 pm

Soybean meal is a quality protein source. It offers substantial essential amino acid content. That is it’s main purpose.

Yes, there are other high quality protein sources; select fish meal, dehydrated eggs, and dried skimmed milk to mention a few. But, these protein sources are typically much higher in cost than soybean meal.
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