Effect of added fat on performance of growing-finishing pigs in commercial conditions

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dc.contributor.author Young, M.G.
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 2009-11-09T22:42:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T22:42:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11-09T22:42:49Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2098
dc.description.abstract A total of 1,040 pigs (half barrows and half gilts) was used in a 42-day experiment conducted in a commercial research facility to determine the influence of graded levels of added fat on growth performance, feed cost per pound of gain and margin over feed of growing-finishing pigs. The four dietary treatments were based on level of added dietary fat (0, 2, 4, or 6%), with the diets fed for a six-week period from 158 to 232 lb. Adding fat to the diet for pigs weighing 158 to 232 lb decreased ADFI, improved feed efficiency, increased cost per pound of gain and had no effect on income over feed cost. The economics of whether fat should be added to the growing finishing pig diet will depend on the cost of corn, soybean meal and fat. The results of this experiment demonstrate that, with current prices, the lowest cost per pound of gain was obtained when no fat was added to the diet for pigs from 158 to 232 lb. But because of the numerically greater ADG income over feed cost (IOFC) was numerically similar when fat was added to the diet. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2003 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 920 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 04-120-S en_US
dc.subject Added fat en_US
dc.subject Growing-finishing pigs en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title Effect of added fat on performance of growing-finishing pigs in commercial conditions en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2003 en_US
dc.citation.epage 163 en_US
dc.citation.spage 159 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US

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