SNBB 34 - Lysine and energy titration for maternal barrows - what generates the most income? by Dr. Jorge Estrada

swine nutrition blackbelt Sep 29, 2022

The two most important nutrients in a swine diet are widely known to be energy and amino acids (AA). Before we even think about adding in other additives or new ingredient sources, we need to make sure we are feeding the most efficient energy and AA ratios we can. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Jorge Estrada about his study feeding different energy and AA levels to determine the impacts of different levels on gain, feed intake, and other parameters in maternal barrows.

Meet the guest: Dr. Jorge Estrada grew up in Columbia and moved to the US to attend the University of Illinois in 2010. He received his M.S. in 2013 and his Ph.D. in 2017, both from the University of Illinois. During which, he did a lot of collaborative work with the Masschhoffs in the field of applied nutrition. He then worked as a development and innovative swine specialist at Premex before accepting a job as the Director of Swine Nutrition at Carthage Systems, which he has held since 2020.