A.S. Series 70-42
Restricting energy on total feed intake has been accepted as a desirable management pract ice for gestating sows and gilts. The advantages are reduced feed costs during gestation and larger and stronger litters resulting from more proper nutrition of the gestating sow. The common practice of reducing total feed level quite of ten reduces daily intake of energy protein and many of the other nutrients required by the sow. The experiment reported herein is an attempt to establish minimum required levels of metabolize energy for gestating sows and gilts under both summer and winter conditions. These sows will be maintained through several gestations in order to determine the long- term effect of these four energy levels upon reproductive performance.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
Libal, George W. and Wahlstrom, Richard C., "The Effect of Gestation Energy Levels on Reproductive Performance of Sows and Gilts" (1970). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1970. 15.