Effects of Protein Level and Gender on Estimation of Lean Gain per Day of Pigs from a Terminal Crossbreeding System
Growing swine, Lean gain, Protein level, Sex
Lean growth potential is currently used to typify pigs when designing nutritional programs The most common method of estimating lean growth type is by measuring gain over the growth-finsih period and obtaining carcass information for the pigs evaluated. This information is placed in a model to calculate lean gain/day. Excess protein is fed to ensure that the genetic potential for lean gain per day is not limited by nutrition. The data reported herein are the results of determining the lean growth potential of the SDSU research herd in 1992 with pigs fed two different protein regimens.
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South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2001
Libal, G.W.; Hamilton, C.R.; and Tembei, J.N., "Effects of Protein Level and Gender on Estimation of Lean Gain per Day of Pigs from a Terminal Crossbreeding System" (2002). South Dakota Swine Research Report, 2001. 11.