A voluntary sample of pork producers and advisers to the swine industry were surveyed about feed efficiency. The questionnaire was designed to accomplish three objectives: (a) determine the level of knowledge related to feed efficiency topics, (b) identify production practices used that influence feed efficiency, and (c) identify information gaps requiring additional knowledge to further improve feed efficiency. Results suggest that many practices that improve feed efficiency are used in production, but gaps in information and knowledge exist across demographics of respondents. Extension education should be expanded to provide more information in an easy-to-access format for the swine industry.
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Flohr, J. R., Tokach, M. D., DeRouchey, J. M., Goodband, R. D., Dritz, S. S., Nelssen, J. L., & Patience, J. F. (2014). Feed Efficiency: An Assessment of Current Knowledge from a Voluntary Subsample of the Swine Industry. The Journal of Extension, 52(6), Article 6. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.52.06.06