Evaluation of feed budgeting, complete diet blending, and corn-supplement blending on finishing-pig performance

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dc.contributor.author Sulabo, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Papadopoulos, G.A.
dc.contributor.author Bergstrom, J.R.
dc.contributor.author Ryder, D.
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 2010-11-22T17:53:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-22T17:53:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6582
dc.description.abstract A total of 283 pigs (PIC TR4 × 1050, initially 77.2 ± 1.4 lb BW) were used to compare phase feeding with blending finishing diets by using the FeedPro system (Feedlogic Corporation, Willmar, MN). There were 3 experimental treatments: (1) a standard 4-phase complete feed program, (2) blending high- and low-lysine complete diets over the entire experiment, and (3) blending ground corn and a separate complete supplement within each phase. FeedPro is an integrated feed dispensing system that can deliver and blend 2 separate diets while dispensing. The 4 phases were 77 to 120, 120 to 175, 175 to 221, and 221 to 278 lb. Each treatment had 12 replicate pens and 8 pigs per pen. Overall (77 to 278 lb), ADG and ADFI were similar (P > 0.24) across treatments. However, pigs fed the ground corn-supplement blend had poorer (P < 0.01) F/G than pigs fed diets blended in multiple phases and tended to have poorer (P < 0.09) F/G than pigs fed the standard phase diets. There were no differences (P > 0.70) in HCW, percentage yield, and loin depth across treatments. Pigs fed using phase feeding of the ground corn-supplement blend had greater (P < 0.02) percentage lean and lower (P < 0.04) fat depth than pigs fed using phase feeding of complete diets or diet blending. There were no (P > 0.28) statistical differences in total revenue and income over feed costs (IOFC) across treatments. However, the highest IOFC was obtained from diet blending, which had a numeric advantage of $1.44 to $2.32/pig over other treatments. In conclusion, the FeedPro system blended separate complete diets and a ground corn-supplement combination without adversely affecting growth performance and carcass characteristics. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine Day, 2010 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 11-016-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1038 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Carcass characteristics en_US
dc.subject Feed blending en_US
dc.subject Growth en_US
dc.title Evaluation of feed budgeting, complete diet blending, and corn-supplement blending on finishing-pig performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.citation.epage 241 en_US
dc.citation.spage 232 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 18, 2010 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch 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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