Effect of a 3-strain Bacillus-based direct-fed microbial on performance, VFA production, carcass characteristics, and GI tract weights in growing-finishing pigs fed low or high fiber diets

Neil Jaworski, a Ph. D. student in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory, presents his research on the use of a fiber-degrading feed additive in low fiber (corn-soybean meal) or high fiber (corn-soybean meal-DDGS-wheat middlings) diets fed to growing-finishing pigs. Jaworski studied the effects on growth performance, volatile fatty acid production, carcass characteristics, and gastrointestinal tract weights  Adapted from a presentation at the 2015 ASDA-ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July 12-16.