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Novel Enzyme Applications to Reduce Anti-nutritional Compounds in Vegetable Diets Enhancing Their Use in Young Pigs

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Award date: 
Jun 4, 2013
Award amount: 
$100,000
Organization name: 
North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: 
Kim, Sung Woo
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Collaborative Funding Grant
Region: 
Research Triangle

This project will provide a feeding strategy to increase the use plant-based feedstuffs in nursery pig diets, thereby reducing the use of animal-based feedstuffs. The enzymes keratinase and xylanase will be used to break down compounds in plant-based feedstuffs that impair digestion and metabolism in nursery pigs. This will lead to a reduction in feed cost and meat safety concerns in pig farming.

Fiscal year: 
2013