Pork Feed Efficiency Survey to Begin

As a part of USDA’s Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Grant, Kansas State University swine nutritionists are teaming up with their Iowa State University counterparts in asking swine producers, industry consultants and advisors to the pork industry to participate in an online survey about swine feed efficiency. The survey answers will help guide research direction and educational programs to improve feed efficiency and lower feed costs.

Joe DeRouchey, livestock specialist with K-State Research and Extension, says – the survey aims to identify gaps in current industry knowledge to help researchers better prepare educational materials and plan on-farm commercial research over the next four years. The deadline to take the survey is Feb. 20, 2012.

DeRouchey said. Survey participants are not required to give contact information, although if they choose to do so, the research team will provide feed efficiency project updates, including research results and publications as they become available.

Respondents' names and contact information will remain confidential.

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