A.S. Series 67-26
During the past few years several experiments have demonstrated that gilts and sows do not need to be fed as liberally during the gestation period as was previously recommended. Overfeeding of the pregnant sow is not only an uneconomical practice but also can lead to difficulties at farrowing time and more pigs overlaid if sows are excessively fat. Most experiments with feeding methods for pregnant gilts have limited the intake of all nutrients. The purpose of this study reported here was to determine the effect of restricting only the energy intake.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
German, C.S.; Seerley, R.W.; and Wahlstrom, R.C., "Energy Needs of Gilts and Sows During Gestation" (1967). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1967. 3.