Fermented soybean meal (FSBM), considered a promising substitute for fish meal in weanling pig diets because of its protein content, lower cost, and lack of anti-nutritional factors, may have an additional advantage. University of Illinois researchers recently found that pigs digest the phosphorus in FSBM better than the phosphorus in conventional soybean meal.
“Most of the P in soybean meal is bound to phytate, so it’s not available to pigs,” explained animal sciences professor Hans Stein.
Tags: non-fermented corn, fermented corn, phytase, fermentation, enzymes
Source: Science Daily, 2012-10-01.