Univ. of NE Report Revised 2010: How to Conduct On-Farm Swine Feed Trials

We suggest that pork producers adopt a “best cost” feeding program tailored to the operation and based on sound nutritional principles. Feed cost per pound of gain is a major item separating high and low profit pork producers. University and feed industry personnel provide information to help producers develop an appropriate feeding program for their operation; however, sometimes that information is inadequate. In that event, a feed trial may be conducted on the farm to determine which feed is “best.”