Although a considerable amount of research has been conducted on the protein requirement of growing-finishing barrows and gilts, there is still a discrepancy in the recommendations given. Most research has been conducted by feeding barrows and gilts together. Data have suggested gilts require more dietary protein than barrows.
This experiment was part of a regional project of the North Central Swine Nutrition Committee. The objective of the study was to determine the difference in the protein requirement between barrows and gilts.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Wahlstrom, R. C. and Libal, G. W., "Protein Needs of Barrows and Gilts 75 to 225 Pounds" (1982). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1982. 2.