A.S. Series 78-17
Interval feeding (allowing ad libitum periodic consumption of feed) has been suggested as an alternative to daily feeding of sows during gestation. Less labor is involved and less equipment cost per sow is needed since, with planning, several groups of sows can be fed from the same feeders. The study reported herein was designed to evaluate the reproductive performance and the efficiency of feed utilization when sows were allowed feed three times a week during 4-hour feeding periods.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Libal, George W. and Wahlstrom, Richard C., "Effect of Interval Feeding on the Reproductive Performance of Sows and Gilts" (1978). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1978. 10.