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Use of Modified Ingredients and Feed to Improve Performance and/or Utilization of Animals

Reference Number: 00-17

Inventors: Joel DeRouchey, Michael Tokach, Robert Goodband, et. al.


Irradiated animal feed materials (treated by the method of the invention) provide animals with increased Average Daily Growth rates and feed intake, with an overall increased economic return to the grower. Detailed results are available for weanling pigs.


Field tested.

Patent Status
  • U.S. Patent # 6,534,104 issued March 18, 2003
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