A.S. Series 73-45
Cereal grains constitute the major percentage of swine diets. Although they are used mainly as energy sources, these grains also supply a considerable amount of protein to the diet. With increased feed prices, much interest has been expressed in alternate ingredient sources in swine diets and combinations of ingredients that will be palatable and furnish the nutrients required. Starter diets for young weaned pigs are the most expensive diets because of the higher nutrient requirement at this stage of the life cycle. Therefore, this experiment was conducted to evaluate the performance of young weaned pigs fed different grains, alone and in combination, as the energy source in starter diets and to study the effect of lysine and protein levels of these diets on pig performance.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Reiner, Leon J.; Libal, George W.; and Wahlstrom, Richard W., "Energy Sources in Starter Diets for Early Weaned Pigs" (1973). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1973. 9.