The role of fibre in sow nutrition… a practical approach in formulation of diets for sows (Livestock Management)


The knowledge in term of sow nutrition and feeding has been evolving more rapidly over the last few years. More and more research is done in order to find solution to the numerous challenge that are facing swine producer who have to work with high performing animal, but on the other end more difficult to manage, especially with lack of good and well qualified labour. Change in animal husbandry due to welfare rule and restricted usage of antibiotic are also adding to the challenge. Fibre in sow nutrition and feeding has become of great interest, but their difference in use, profit and benefit may not be very well understand as not all fibre are the same!


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Georg Dusel, P.Ag, Ph. D.
Professor of Animal Nutrition and Health University of Applied Sciences - TH Bingen

Georg Dusel is professor of Animal Nutrition and Health at the University of Applied Sciences Bingen, Germany, where he is teaching and conducting research programs in the area of Animal nutrition and physiology as well as feed science and feeding management systems.

Previous occupations include positions as visiting professor at the University of Alberta/Canada and assistant (post doc) at the University of Manitoba/Canada as well as jobs in the global feed industry and primary agricultural production (feed mill). He obtained a PhD degree in Agriculture (Animal Science) from the Martin-Luther-University of Halle/Wittenberg (Germany) and a Diploma from the University of Applied Science Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Germany. He had authored or co-authored more than 64 peer reviewed publication on animal nutrition and animal physiology and has appeared at many international conferences to share his expertise and research in this field.

Professor Dusel was awarded for the Young Scientist Award from the DLG (German Agricultural Society) in the year 1998. In 2019, he received the Academy Award of the State Rhineland-Palatinate / Germany for excellent achievements in research and teaching.

Dr. Dusel growing up on his parents’ farm in Bavaria/Germany and completing a farming apprenticeship in addition to practical traineeships, Prof. Dusel has a long history and a wide interest in pig production.

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