Person: John and Bev Gilbert

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Specialty corn varieties are bred to
express quality profiles that are more
suitable for livestock feed than standard,
conventional corn varieties.
• The Gilberts investigated different fertilizer
practices to improve productivity
of a specialty corn variety they have
deemed to possess a desirable quality
profile.
KEY FINDINGS
• Nutrient analysis of grain samples is
essential to properly balance diets.
• Savings in hog diets can be accomplished
when lysine concentration of
corn is such that less soybean meal
needs to be purchased from off-farm
outlets.

April 27, 2015 

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