Recent thoughts on enzymes in swine nutrition - Dr. Joel DeRouchey

nutrition Jul 13, 2020

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“The reality is… if we get too much calcium in these finishing pig diets, especially, if we get over a 2:1 total Ca to total Phosphorus - even 1.5:1 we could argue - we know we’re decreasing growth.” – Dr. Joel DeRouchey

What you will learn:

- Thoughts on phytase;

- Calcium release from phytase;

- Superdosing phytase: nursery vs. grow-finishing;

- Do we give amino acids and energy release values?

- Poultry vs. pigs when it comes to enzymes.

- Thoughts on xylanase and proteases.

Joel’s favorite swine-related resource: magazines (NHF, Pork Magazine) and The Swine it Podcast

Joel’s favorite book in general: Good to Great

Our guest is Dr. Joel DeRouchey. Dr. DeRouchey graduated with his bachelor's in Animal Science from South Dakota State University in 1997 and his M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2001) in Swine Nutrition from Kansas State University. He was hired in 2001 and currently, he is a full professor and has a 50% Extension and 50% Research appointment.

This episode was published by Lauro Faccin & Laihane Almeida.