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Diet selection priorities in growing pigs offered a choice of feeds

Diet selection priorities in growing pigs offered a choice of feeds

South African Journal of Animal Science 32(2): 136-143

ISSN/ISBN: 0375-1589

DOI: 10.4314/sajas.v32i2.3756

Two experiments were conducted to test whether young pigs were capable of discriminating a feed based on its nutrient balance (or protein value) and/or the presence or absence of anti-nutritional factors, and whether there was an order of preference. In each experiment, 48 Large White x Landrace female pigs weighing 16.5+or-1.50 kg were randomly allocated to one of either 12 dietary treatments (Experiment 1) or 14 dietary treatments (Experiment 2) and kept on the treatment diets for 4 weeks.

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