Feed intake in growing-finishing pigs

Michael Ellis, Nathan Augspurger

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSwine Nutrition, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages447-468
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781420041842
ISBN (Print)9780849306969
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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