A.S. Series 72-34
Research has shown that pigs fed low dietary protein levels are older at slaughter due to depressed grwoth rate, require more feed per unit of gain and have decreased carcass leanness and increased intramuscular fat. However, increased age at slaughter due to a restricted energy intake does not adversely affect feed efficiency and has the opposite effect on carcass quality in that carcasses have less fat and more lean. The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of dietary protein level and feed restriction on performance and carcass characteristics.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Stahly, Tim S. and Wahlstrom, Richard W., "Effect of Dietary Protein Level and Feed Restriction on Growth and Carcass Characteristics of Growing-Finishing Swine" (1972). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1972. 7.