A.S. Series 71-41
Previous trials have suggested that, when diets were supplemented at the same level and either corn or wheat was used in the same amount as the grain, pig gains were similar. However, pigs fed corn diets were more efficient in terms of both feed use and cost per pound of grain. Wheat diets supplemented at lower levels or assess the value of wheat's higher protein level relative to corn and fed with or without supplemental lysine did not support satisfactory pig performance in terms of gain, feed efficiency or feed cost. Results of these trials suggested that an intermediate level of protein supplementation for wheat should be investigated. The trial reported here was designed with that objective.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
McCarty, J. W.; Wahlstrom, R. C.; and Dittman, A. E., "Swine Diets Utilizing Wheat" (1971). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1971. 13.