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Project Title:

Nutrient Requirements of Swine (Eleventh Revised Edition)
PIN: DELS-BANR-09-02        

Major Unit:

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

RSO: Lewis, Austin

Subject/Focus Area: Agriculture

Project Scope
A committee will prepare a report that reviews the scientific literature on the nutrition of swine and provides an updated listing of energy and nutrient requirements.  All life phases and types of production will be addressed.  New recommendations, especially for amino acids, will be made with appropriate consideration of the increased potential for lean gain of modern genotypes of swine.  New knowledge about energy utilization by swine, including net energy systems and values, will be added.  Information about feed ingredients from the biofuels industry and other new ingredients (e.g., novel soybean products) will be included.  Requirements for digestible phosphorus and concentrations of digestible phosphorus in feed ingredients will be updated.  A review of the effects of feed additives routinely used in swine diets (e.g., antibiotic growth promoters, enzymes, acidifiers, and beta-agonists) will be included.  Effects of feed processing (e.g., pelleting, extrusion, and reduced particle size) on the utilization of feed by different categories of swine will be addressed.  Strategies to increase nutrient retention and thus reduce fecal and urinary excretions that could contribute to environmental pollution will be reviewed.  Depending on the extent of information available, an update of the current computer model to calculate nutrient requirements may be developed.  Tables of feed composition will be expanded with relevant new information.  Future areas of needed research will be identified.

The project is sponsored by The National Pork Board; The Illinois Corn Marketing Board; The Minnesota Corn Growers Association; The Nebraska Corn Board; The American Feed Industry Association–Institute for Feed Education & Research; DHHS U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and internal NRC funds derived from sales of publications in the Animal Nutrition Series.

The start date for the project is 12/01/2009.

Project Duration: 24 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 01/06/2010
 Meeting 2 - 02/10/2010
 Meeting 3 - 03/14/2010
 Meeting 4 - 04/14/2010
 Meeting 5 - 05/11/2010
 Meeting 6 - 07/13/2010
 Meeting 7 - 08/18/2010
 Meeting 8 - 09/22/2010
 Meeting 9 - 11/03/2010
 Meeting 10 - 12/08/2010
 Meeting 11 - 02/15/2011
 Meeting 12 - 04/18/2011
 Meeting 13 - 05/19/2011
 Meeting 14 - 06/29/2011


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