Super-dosing phytase improves nursery growth performance
In many plants, such as corn and soybean meal, much of the phosphorus is stored in a compound called phytate. Why is this important? There are three reasons. First, the pig cannot digest phytate-bound phosphorus, so it passes through the pig into the manure; this is good for producing nutrient-rich fertilizer to be applied to corn and soybean fields, but not so good for feeding pigs.
This article is published as Patience, J.F., S. Gould, C. Holloway, D. Koehler and L. Gesing. Super-dosing phytase improves nursery growth performance. National Hog Farmer. February 23, 2017. Posted with permission.