A.S. Series 71-39
In a previous experiment reported in A.S. Series 71-38, it was found that for growing pigs optimum gain, feed efficiency and carcass quality (meatiness) occurred at different dietary protein levels. It also appeared that the dietary protein level fed during the period of 170 to 250 lb. affected carcass development more than did dietary protein during the early growing phase. Therefore , this experiment was conducted to further study the effect of high and low dietary protein levels for pigs during three growth periods, 50 to 100 lb., 100 to 170 lb., and 170 to 250 lb.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Gilster, Keith E. and Wahlstrom, Richard C., "Effect of Dietary Protein Level on Growth and Carcass Characteristics of Growing-Finishing Swine Fed to Heavy Weights" (1971). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1971. 11.