Pork Checkoff Research
Research is at the heart of the National Pork Board’s mission and is funded by your Pork Checkoff dollars. Research is administered in all areas of pork production, processing, and human nutrition to develop a higher quality and more profitable product in the competitive meat protein market.
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Optimizing late finishing pig feed efficiency, carcass yield, and economic return￼
The multi-facetted project focused on optimizing late finishing pig feed efficiency, carcass traits, and economic return through feeding practices is essential for the sustainability of pork production.
Interactive effects of pelleting and particle size reduction of corn on net energy and amino acid digestibility in corn-soybean meal diets fed to group-housed pigs
The objective of this research was to demonstrate interactive effects of pelleting and reducing particle size of corn on net energy and nutrient digestibility in feeds for growing pigs.
Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Nursery-Finisher Disease Severity
Evaluation of vitamin A and a novel beta-carotene product to improve mammary development and immune function in gilt development￼
The purpose of this study was to determine if supplementing the gilts with vitamin A or beta-carotene can improve antibody responses and improve mammary development prior to puberty.