Effects of increasing dietary wheat middlings on nursery pig growth performance

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dc.contributor.author De Jong, J.A.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-16T19:36:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-16T19:36:47Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13466
dc.description.abstract A total of 180 nursery pigs (PIC 327 × 1050, initially 25.2 lb BW) were used in a 21-d trial to evaluate the effects of increasing dietary wheat middlings on growth performance. Pens of pigs were balanced by initial BW and were randomly allotted to 1 of 5 dietary treatments with 6 replications per treatment. The 5 corn-soybean meal-based diets contained 0, 5, 10, 15 or 20% wheat middlings. Overall (d 0 to 21), pigs fed increasing wheat middlings had decreased ADG (linear, P < 0 .05) and ADFI (linear, P < 0 .005), but F/G was not affected by dietary wheat middlings. Despite the linear decrease in ADG and ADFI, the biggest reduction in performance was not observed until wheat middlings increased beyond 15% of the diet. This suggests that in some cases, the slight decrease in ADG with a low inclusion of wheat middlings (< 15%) to the diet might be economically justified, so its inclusion needs to be evaluated on an income over feed costs basis. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine Day, 2011 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 12-064-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1056 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Nursery pigs en_US
dc.subject Wheat middlings en_US
dc.title Effects of increasing dietary wheat middlings on nursery pig growth performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.citation.epage 117 en_US
dc.citation.spage 114 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 17, 2011 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US

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