#25 - Dr. Jamil Faccin: Swine diet vitamin averages across the U.S. industry

swine nutrition blackbelt Jul 28, 2022

Vitamins can sometimes be overlooked due to their cheap and easy inclusion in swine diets. With stabilization issues under certain conditions, we tend to put more in the diet than is required, but how much extra is everyone adding? In this episode with Dr. Jamil Faccin, we talk about his survey of many large swine facilities in the United States and how he compared their vitamin inclusion levels to see what the averages may tell us.


Meet the guest: Dr. Jamil Faccin graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. He worked with the biggest swine production company in Brazil for 4 years before returning to the same University in Brazil to receive his M.S. and Ph.D., including a visiting period with the Applied Swine Nutrition team at Kansas State University. His research focused on management and nutrition strategies in the nursery and finishing period. Currently, he is a Post-doctoral researcher at K-State, leading and being involved in a wide variety of projects in applied swine nutrition.