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Dr. Dennis DiPietre - Bacon-omics?

Variability in the Principal Determinants of Cost of Production for Pigs and the DDGS - Bacon Quality Dilemma - Dr. Dennis DiPietre, KnowledgeVentures, LLC, from the 2013 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, August 16-18, 2013, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA.

Dr. Dennis DiPietre takes a trip through pork economics to help bring perspective why the market is where it is today. He then look to the current data to help producers understand where costs of production are going to be and how various inputs play a part.

Take aways: Demand for corn now requires record or near-record crop to avoid very low stocks-to-use ratios and price rationing. And, favorable price relationships have allowed substitution of DDGs for corn and soybean meal in swine diets but increasing DDGs inclusions increase IV values toward meat quality threshold and raise cost of production.

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