A.S. Series 78-10
Pigs fed diets are deficient in any nutrients necessary for growth will generally have a reduced rate of gain and require more feed per unit of gain. Previous research conducted here at the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station has indicated that, if a deficient diet is fed in early growth and followed by a diet adequate in nutrients, the pig will grow at a faster rate and "compensate" for the earlier poor performance. This study was conducted to obtain additional information on the effects of a short period of protein insufficiency in early growth on gain and feed efficiency during subsequent growth periods when diets of adequate protein were fed.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Wahlstrom, Richard C. and Libal, George W., "Compensatory Performance of Swine Following Protein Insufficiency" (1978). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1978. 3.