Iowa Pork Industry Center
Contact: Larry McMullen
|Collecting solid manure||Collecting liquid manure||Reading water meter|
|Control pen|| Water
meters for phytase
and control pen
Results from a swine demonstration project at Kirkwood Community College will help the swine industry determine the effects of using dietary phytase to reduce phosphorus. Phytase is an enzyme that breaks down a component (phytate) in grains and oil seeds, resulting in more dietary phosphorus being available to the pig. ISU Extension swine field specialist Larry McMullen coordinates the project in cooperation with Arlin Karsten, DVM, and Steve Juhl from Kirkwood.
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