Research Report: Apple Cider Vinegar Supplementation in Feeder Pigs
Apple cider vinegar is held to being a health tonic that promotes beneficial gut bacteria, improves digestion of feedstuffs, enhances performance, and helps decrease parasite load. PFI cooperator, Tom Frantzen, supplemented three groups of pigs with apple cider vinegar and measured feed intake, average daily gain, feed efficiency and return over feed costs compared to pigs not supplemented.
- Pigs supplemented with apple cider vinegar were observed to have a sleeker coat, improved vitality and looked healthier than those not receiving apple cider vinegar.
- Pigs supplemented with apple cider vinegar tended towards increased feed intake and average daily gains, higher carcass yields, better feed efficiency, and higher profits.
Keep you eye out for more apple cider vinegar feeding trials in 2016! If you’re interested in feeding vinegar and/or conducting a trial with your livestock, contact Meghan Filbert at 515-232-5661.