June 23, 2015


Experts discuss swine production efficiency at DuPont seminar, World Pork Expo


DuPont Danisco joined a number of industry experts to discuss "Maximum Efficiency in Swine Production" at World Pork Expo 2015.

The discussion included the following presentations:

·         "Improved liveability with xylanase inclusion" - Dr. R. Dean Boyd, Technical Director, The Hanor Company, discussed new data on how xylanase can be used not only to counter variability and improve carcass uniformity, but in a prebiotic context to support gut health.

·         "Fast and reliable prediction of corn energy value for swine diets" - Dr. Chris Iiams, Senior Research Scientist at DuPont Pioneer, explained the extra benefits NIR calibration/technology can offer to swine nutritionists already using published information on corn digestible energy (DE) from various sources or for producers using models other than DE.

·         "The influence of the intestinal microbiome in promoting efficient swine production" - Dr. Marcus E. Kehrli, Jr., Director, National Animal Disease Center, USDA Agricultural Research Service, looked at the relevance of recent research work on the gastrointestinal microbiome of several other animal species with regard to swine. He also looked at how this research might be used to address common healthy swine production challenges.


The presentations given are available for download on animalnutrition.dupont.com. Alternatively interested parties are welcome to email info.animalnutrition@dupont.com to receive PDF copies.

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