A.S. Series 73-48
The major objective of lactation feeding is to provide the lactating sow with proper nutrients to allow her to produce maximum quantities of milk resulting in heavy weaning weights of pigs. There is also evidence to show that protein levels of feed during gestation have an influence on lactation performance. The lactating sow fed ad libitum during lactation consumes a considerable quanitiy of feed and, at today's feed prices, this represents a large cost. If protein percentage of the lactation diet was reduced, savings in sow feed cost could be realized. The trials reported herein were designed to study the effect of a lower level of protein for the lactating sow.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Libal, G. W. and Wahlstrom, R. C., "Protein Levels for Lactating Sows" (1973). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1973. 12.