The secrets of successful swine feeding programs - Dr. Mike Tokach

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"𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘨𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥." - 𝗗𝗿. 𝗠𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝗸𝗮𝗰𝗵


𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:

1. Swine nutrition audit
2. The process of establishing a goal
3. Aligning with the correct goals
4. Performance data
5. Records and information
6. Analyzing ingredients
7. Vitamin and mineral storage
8. Examining formulations
9. Energy
10. How much leeway to give in formulation
11. Feed mill
12. Particle size
13. Mixing efficiency test
14. Ingredient sample analysis
15. What to look for in a barn
16. The biggest mistakes in swine nutrition and auditing

𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: Growing up on a diversified livestock and grain farm in North Dakota taught Dr. Tokach about many of the practical day-to-day problems that livestock producers can encounter. In his position as a swine extension specialist and researcher, Mike has the opportunity to help producers solve those problems. Following completion of a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at North Dakota State University in 1986, he earned a master’s degree in swine nutrition at Kansas State University in 1988. After completing his doctorate in swine nutrition at the University of Minnesota in March 1991, Dr. Tokach became a K-State faculty member.