What Are Animal Feed Alternatives To Consider?

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What are some of the alternatives to feed for pork producers? Corn is very expensive so alternatives are starting to include wheat middlings and dried distiller's grain. It is important to understand the impacts of using alternative feeds and put in place planning. While mycotoxins are a concern, the levels for this year are much more reduced. Transportation costs must be considered as part of the overall cost of feed alternatives.

Dr. Joel DeRouchey, K-State Professor/Extension Specialist, provides in depth information to consider and possible directions to take when looking at the feed alternatives. Dr. Joel DeRouchey is an Environmental Management and Livestock Nutrition Specialist with a 40% Extension, 40% Research, and 20% Teaching appointment at K-State.