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Growth and body composition of young entire male pigs fed diets of differing ingredient composition and nutrient quality



Growth and body composition of young entire male pigs fed diets of differing ingredient composition and nutrient quality



Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 31(6): 573-577



Twenty-eight pairs of entire male Large White pigs of 5.59 kg liveweight were grown to 25 kg. They were offered 2 diets of different nutrient density and ingredient content: the diets (S and C) contained 16 and 15 MJ DE (digestible energy) and 235 and 214 g CP (crude protein) kg-1 dry matter, respectively. A liveweight of 25 kg was reached in 43.4 days by pigs given diet S and in 57.5 days by pigs given diet C (P < 0.001). Total feed intakes were 33.6 and 42.5 kg (P < 0.001), respectively, but differences in daily feed intake (0.81 and 0.76 kg) were not significant. Chemical composition of the empty body was not affected by nutritional regime (12.4% lipid, 15.8% protein). The mean daily rates of protein deposition over the 5.59-25 kg growth phase were 64 g (S) and 55 g (C).

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PMID: 7412217

DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.2740310609


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