Super-dosing phytase improves nursery growth performance

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2017-02-23
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Patience, John
Gould, Stacie
Patience, John
Holloway, Cassie
Koehler, Dean
Gesing, Leah
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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.

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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.

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