Nutrition: Potato protein can improve growth and reduce bacteria in starter diets

Research has shown that using a new potato variety called Gogu valley in starter diets not only helps growth but also provides an alternative to antibiotics


Pork producers have always been innovators, pushing the limits of what is considered possible to explore the physiological and biological boundaries of the pig. In this quest for efficiency, the industry has decreased weaning age in an attempt to increase the number of pigs produced per sow per year and, ultimately, to improve profitability.

The end result of this trend is the need for very specialized starter diets which contain highly digestible ingredients, such as dried whey, spray-dried plasma and high-quality fish meal.

Better Pork - October 2008