Adjust DDGS in Diets to Make Better Bacon

May 2013
National Hog Farmer Expert Blog;5/30/2013, p1
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The article details a research published by the "Journal of Animal Science" which encourages pork producers to adjust pig diets when including distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in order to produce firmer pork and better bacon. Some producers believes that saturated fats, when fed with pigs, will undo the fast-softening effects of DDGS. However, researchers from the University of Illinois found that saturated fats in DDGS diet does not make any difference in fat quality.


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