Growing-finishing pigs are provided feed on an ad libitum basis for most, if not all, of the production period under normal conditions in the United States and many other countries. Consequently, the amount of feed consumed is central to determining their growth performance in terms of both live weight and tissue accretion rates. In addition, knowledge of the feed intake of pigs on commercial units is essential to formulating diets to meet the animal’s requirements within its intake limit.
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