A.S. Series 77-35
It is well known that young growing pigs have a higher dietary protein need than older finishing pigs. Previous research at this station, reported in A.S. Series 76-35. showed that pigs fed low-protein diets during early growth had reduced growth rate and increased feed/gain. Feeding an adequate protein diet after the deficient diet resulted in a trend for performance above that of designed to further study the effect of a short period of protein insufficiency on gain feed/gain during subsequent growth periods.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Wahlstrom, Richard C. and Libal, George W., "Compensatory Growth in Swine" (1977). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1977. 8.