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New Fact Sheet Crude Glycerol

by 5m Editor
15 January 2008, at 10:50am

IOWA - The director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC), Iowa State University, Professor John Mabry, says a new fact sheet on crude glycerol - a co-product of the bio-fuel industry - provides valuable information about its potential as a swine diet component.

The publication provides facts on the composition and quality of crude glycerol, including results of a recent ISU wean-to-finish study using three levels of crude glycerol. It also describes the effects of methanol as a part of crude glycerol and includes information on determining the relative value of crude glycerol.

The publications suggests strategies for starting to use the co-product in swine diets in their operations. Professor Mabry believes that producers will find the content valuable and interesting - especially the list of advantages and disadvantages.

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Animal science professors Brian Kerr and Mark Honeyman and research assistant Pete Lammers prepared this fact sheet and are developing additional topics for inclusion in the series.

"In the bioeconomy, the competition for corn is fierce, and pork producers will need to consider new alternative feedstuffs to stay competitive," said Professor Honeyman said. "Iowa State University and the USDA have conducted pioneering work in feeding glycerol to swine. This fact sheet may help answer questions about using a new co-product as an energy source in swine feed," he added.

Crude Glycerol is the second publication of a series called 'Feeding Bioenergy Co-products to Swine. The series is available only on the IPIC Web site.

To read/ download this publication (pdf), go to www.ipic.publications

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.


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