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The energy supply of the breeding sow. 1. Formulation of a model for pregnant sows with constant liveweight gain in the region of 160-180 kg

Schneider, D.; Bronsch, K.

Zeitschrift fur Tierphysiologie Tierernahrung und Futtermittelkunde 38(1): 43-51


ISSN/ISBN: 0044-3565
Accession: 000539018

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1. Previous studies of the energy requirements of sows during pregnancy have assumed that a positive energy balance is maintained until parturition and feed supplies based on these criteria have resulted in a progressive gain in liveweight with every pregnancy. Since this represents inefficient use of energy for production of piglets an alternative system has been devised limiting the liveweight of the sow to the range 160-180 kg.

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