Swine Nutrition Guide — General Nutrition Principles
Efficient and profitable swine production depends upon an understanding of the concepts of genetics, health, management, environment, and nutrition. Nutrition represents 60 to 75% of the total cost of pork production. Thus, a thorough knowledge of the principles of swine nutrition is essential to maintain productivity and profitability in a swine enterprise. The purpose of the General Nutrition Principles guide is to provide understanding of nutritional terms and concepts used for diet formulation, nutritional requirements, and feeding strategies for swine.