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This publication is a revision of the previous swine nutrition publication prepared by the Universityof Nebraska and South DakotaState University. The focus of the publication continues to be on nutrient recommendations for swine. Specific factors (nutritional, environmental and managerial) that affect nutrient recommendations have been considered and discussed. We believe that the identification and description of the factors provide the framework for the nutrient recommendations presented inTables 11 to 16. Industry advisors representing various facets of the pork industry were recruited to review and challenge the concepts incorporated in this publication. Also, in situations where “gray areas” existed, these industry representatives made specific proposals or recommendations. Therefore, our ultimate goal was to use the knowledge of respected swine nutritionists who represent a cross section of the feed industry to improve the application of this publication. In preparing this publication, a priority has been to discuss some of the controversial and experimental swine nutrition issues currently being explored. The discussion of these issues has been focused to emphasize results presented in the scientific literature.