Low protein corn does not influence finishing pig performance

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dc.contributor.author Musser, R.E.
dc.contributor.author Kerr, C.A.
dc.contributor.author Richert, B.T.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T16:59:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T16:59:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-02T16:59:15Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3445
dc.description.abstract A total of 150 pigs was used to evaluate the effects of corn with different crude protein content on growth performance of finishing pigs. Our objective was to determine if low protein corn might result in poorer pig performance compared with pigs fed diets containing corn with a normal protein content. Control pigs were fed a diet containing corn with a crude protein content of 8.5% and formulated with soybean meal to 14.6% crude protein (.70% lysine). Pigs were also fed a diet with low crude protein corn (7.5%), which was substituted on an equal weight basis for normal corn resulting in a diet containing 13.5% crude protein. Pigs were fed a third diet using low protein corn, but formulated to 14.6% crude protein by increasing the level of soybean meal in the diet. No differences were observed in average daily gain (ADG) and average daily feed intake (ADFI) of the pigs fed any of the experimental diets; however, pigs fed the low protein corn diet without added soybean meal were the most efficient. These results indicate that low crude protein corn (7.5%) will not adversely affect finishing pig growth performance. In addition, supplemental protein apparently is not necessary when using low protein corn in diets for finishing pigs. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1993 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 94-194-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 695 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Corn en_US
dc.subject G-F en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.title Low protein corn does not influence finishing pig performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1993 en_US
dc.citation.epage 133 en_US
dc.citation.spage 132 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 18,1993 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US

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