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Growth-Suppressing Effects

In the first large-scale commercial study of its kind, the growth-suppressing effects of swine respiratory disease (SRD) in pigs fed a diet low in soybean meal were compared to those fed higher levels of soybean meal.

Results showed a 9.5% improvement in ADG and a 7.7% improvement in feed efficiency with the high-soybean meal diet.

Reduced Mortality

In a 6,000-pig study in two large production companies, feeding higher soybean meal levels was positively related to reduced mortality during the late nursery and early grower periods.

Learn more about these studies

1Boyd, R. D., et al. Soybean meal mitigates respiratory disease-impaired growth in pigs. Feedstuffs. October 2023.