Pig Nutrition Priorities: Income Over Total Cost – Episode 33

20-minute listen

The Squeal 0033 – Priorities In Pig Nutrition, Part 1: Income Over Total Cost The Squeal

Part I of III: What are the key performance indicators used in understanding pig nutrition? How should you prioritize this information in your decision-making process?

In this episode, Dr. Mike Tokach, Kansas State University professor and swine nutritionist; Wayne Cast, PIC nutritionist, and Dr. Uislei Orlando, PIC nutritionist, explain income over feed cost and income over feed and facility cost, also known as income over total cost (IOTC). They discuss the need to balance rations for amino acids, dietary energy costs and why the lowest-cost ration might not be your best option if it does not enhance pig performance.