Dehydrated alfalfa to control intake of self-fed sows during gestation

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dc.contributor.author Allee, G.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-07T15:30:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-07T15:30:27Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-07T15:30:27Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3967
dc.description Swine Day '76 is known as Swine Day, 1976 en
dc.description.abstract Two trials with 47 second-and third-litter sows and one trial involving 40 gilts were conducted to evaluate self-feeding a diet containing 96% dehydrated alfalfa during gestation. Sows were maintained in outside lots (approximately 2 1/2 acres) until the 100 - 110th day of gestation. The control gestation ration (15% protein sorghum-soybean meal) was fed in individual feeding stalls at 2 kg (4.4 lbs.) per head per day. All sows were fed a 16% protein diet ad libitum during the 28-day lactation period. Trial I using Yorkshire sows started in July with sows farrowing in September. Trial II using Duroc sows started in September with sows farrowing in November and December. Gilts bred in March and April and farrowing in June were used in trial III Intake of self-fed sows was measured weekly. In the first trial, feed intake of self-fed sows averaged 3.88 kg (8.54 lbs.) daily with a gestation weight gain of 29 kg (53.8 lbs.). Self-fed sows in trial II consumed an average of 2.90 kg (6.38 lbs.) daily and gained 23.3 kg (51.3 lbs.) during gestation. Self-fed gilts in trial III consumed an average of 2.56 kg (5.63 lbs.) daily and gained 19.6 kg (43.2 lbs.) from 30 days post-breeding to farrowing. Control gilts gained 39.1 kg (86.0 lbs.) during gestation. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1976 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 519-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 283 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Farrowing en_US
dc.subject Gestation en_US
dc.subject Lactation en_US
dc.subject Gilts en_US
dc.title Dehydrated alfalfa to control intake of self-fed sows during gestation en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1976 en_US
dc.citation.epage 11 en_US
dc.citation.spage 7 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 11, 1976 en_US


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