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Animal Sciences and Industry

Animal Sciences and Industry

Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-8028


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Feed Processing

Feed processing is an important component of optimizing a grow-finish nutritional program. Factors such as grain particle size, feed form, and pellet quality can influence nutrient digestibility and feed efficiency. Producers also need to consider changes in diet flowability, changes in bulk density, incidence of gastric ulcers, and costs associated with changes in feed processing. The practical considerations of feed processing in grow-finish diets are discussed in this fact sheet.