High-oil corn packs punch for pigs

URBANA, Ill. – A new high-oil corn product offers greater amino acid and energy digestibility in growing pigs, according to new research from the University of Illinois.

“This corn has a higher oil concentration – almost 9% – and more protein, a little bit more fiber, and a little bit more phosphorus. We know the concentrations in the grain, but not how well pigs can digest it. If they don't digest as well, it may not be an advantage to have more of some of these components,” says Hans H. Stein, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Illinois and co-author on a study in Animal Feed Science and Technology. (Read more...)