Comparison of wet versus dry feeding for starter pigs

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dc.contributor.author Thaler, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-15T21:42:54Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-04-15T21:42:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3612
dc.description.abstract Two studies utilizing a total of 480 pigs (21 days old) were conducted to compare wet versus dry feeding during a 4 wk starter period. Pigs were fed a pelletized, high nutrient density diet for the first 2 wk and a semi-complex diet (meal form) for the last 2 wk. Aqua® feeders were used in all pens. During the first 2 wk of the study, feeding method had no effect on daily gain or feed intake; however, pigs fed dry diets required less feed per pound of gain than did pigs consuming wet diets (P<.0002). For the overall 4 wk trial, gains and feed intake did not differ between treatments, but pigs fed the wet diets were less efficient than pigs receiving the dry diets. Based on these results, wet feeding is not advantageous to starter pig performance. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1988 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 88-149-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 556 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Starter pig en_US
dc.subject Wet feeding en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.title Comparison of wet versus dry feeding for starter pigs en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1988 en_US
dc.citation.epage 32 en_US
dc.citation.spage 31 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 17, 1988 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US


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