The effects of meal transition diets on nursery pig growth performance in a commercial environment

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dc.contributor.author Groesbeck, C.N.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-29T18:33:09Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-29T18:33:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-29T18:33:09Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1988
dc.description Swine research, 2005 is known as Swine day, 2005 en
dc.description.abstract A total of 2,016 pigs (initially 12.6 lb and 18 ± 2 d of age) were used in a 28-d growth assay to evaluate the current feed-budget allocations for SEW, Transition, and Phase 2 diets fed in meal form in a commercial environment. Pigs were allotted to one of six treatments, with a variety of feed budgets: 1) pelleted diets with 1 lb/pig of SEW diet (6.7% plasma) and 3 lb/pig of Transition diet (2.5% plasma); 2) pelleted diets with 0.5 lb/pig of SEW diet (6.7% plasma) and 1 lb/pig of Transition diet (2.5% plasma); 3) meal diet with 2 lb/pig Transition diet (2.5% plasma); 4) meal diet with 4 lb/pig of Transition diet (2.5% plasma); 5) meal diet with 2 lb Transition diet (4% plasma); and 6) meal diet with 4 lb Transition diet (4% plasma). After the allotted amount of feed was distributed to the pens as described in the budget, all treatments were fed 12 lb/pig of a Phase 2 meal diet, and then a Phase 3 meal diet for the duration of the trial. From day 0 to 10 and for the overall period, the pigs fed the pelleted SEW and Transition diets grew faster, and had better feed efficiency, lower removal rates (culls), and greater margin over feed cost than did the pigs fed the meal-based Transition diets. For pigs fed the pelleted SEW and Transition diets, pigs fed 1 and 3 lb, respectively, had better ADG and F/G for the period d 0 to 10 after weaning, better F/G for the period d 0 to 28, lower feed cost per lb of gain, and greater margin over feed than pigs fed 0.5 and 1 lb, respectively, of SEW and Transition diets. The current recommendations of providing weanling pigs 1 lb/pig SEW diet and 3 lb/pig Transition diet optimized growth and profitability in this production system. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2005 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Summary Publication of Report of Progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 964 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 06-63-S en_US
dc.subject Nursery pig en_US
dc.subject Pellets en_US
dc.subject Feed budget en_US
dc.subject Spray-dried animal plasma en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title The effects of meal transition diets on nursery pig growth performance in a commercial environment en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2005 en_US
dc.citation.epage 110 en_US
dc.citation.spage 104 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US

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