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Influence of level of dietary protein and source of supplemental soybean protein on rate and efficiency of gain of pigs weaned at an early age

Rust, J.W.; Meade, R.J.; Hanson, L.E.

Journal of Animal Science 35(5): 963-966


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-8812
Accession: 000117243

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In a factorial experiment 432 pigs, initially 21 days old and of average weight 6.2 kg, were given for 42 days maize-based diets with 22, 20 or 18% crude protein each with solvent-extracted soya bean meal or infrared-cooked soya beans only or with equal amounts of protein supplied by the two. Average daily gains were 478, 433 and 456 g for the different sources of protein and the pigs gained 0.56, 0.54 and 0.55 kg/kg feed.

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