A.S. Series 69-36
It is important to have an economical starter ration that will be highly palatable and result in rapid pig gains. This is especially true for pigs weaned at three to four weeks of age. The ration must provide all of the essential nutrients in a readily available form and at a cost which is not prohibitive. Previous research with partially delactosed whey has shown that the product may be less palatable for young pigs. This was thought to be due to the increased percentage of salts which occurs when some of the lactose is removed. If this is true, then the amount of salt normally added to the ration must be reduced to compensate for the higher level of salt in the whey product. The trials reported here were designed to study the effects of feeding milk products with and without sugar in comparison to a com-soybean meal ration and to determine the effect of the increased salts in delactosed whey on palatability, feed consumption, and rate of gain.
Number of Pages
Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Hauser, Larry A. and Wahlstrom, Richard C., "Evaluation of Milk Products in Rations for Early Weaned Pigs" (1969). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1969. 3.