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What U.S. soybean meal could mean for your operation

With swine mortality trending upwards and swine respiratory disease (SRD) complex costing up to $10.00/pig1, more swine production systems are recognizing the full value-added impact of soybean meal (SBM)—above and beyond its nutritional role as an essential amino acid and energy source.2

Because SBM contains healthful functional bioactive molecules, not present in alternative least-cost ingredients, producers have found that feeding higher levels, as a prescriptive solution at specific times of the year, can mitigate costly seasonal challenges such as SRD complex (winter and spring) and summer heat stress.

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1Haden, C., T. Painter, T. Fangman, D. Holtkamp. 2012. Assessing production parameters and economic impact of swine influenza, PRRS and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae on finishing pigs in a large production system. Proceedings of the 2012 AASV Annual Meeting. p 75-76.

2Eckberg, B. Finishing mortality rates continue to rise. National Hog Farmer. January 2023.

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