An Evaluation Of Several Diet Acidifiers Commonly Utilized In Pig Starter Diets To Improve Growth Performance

Kansas State University Swine Research. Early-weaned pigs (weaned at 14 d of age) that are managed in a conventional one-site production system and fed a complex segregated early-weaning diet will benefit from the inclusion of a diet acidifier during the first week. However, the data indicate no benefit from including a diet acidifier in semicomplex diets fed during subsequent growth phases.