Research & Development
The swine industry is fast-paced and ever-evolving. In 2017, IDEAL invested in the construction of a commercial research barn to answer swine nutrition and production related questions. IDEAL Research #1 features 42-30 head test pens, a Big Dutchman Feed Exact Pro feeding system, the ability to conduct water additive trials utilizing up to four water treatments, and a pen scale to determine live weight growth performance. The trials can be conducted from wean to finish or feeder to finish. The feeders are SDI wet/dry shelf feeders. Trials are conducted not only for internal research and development and system optimization, but also on a contractual basis for a number of feed additive, genetic, and pharmaceutical companies.
IDEAL Research partners with Boerboom Ag Resources for pig source, management and state of the art feed milling capabilities.