Effects of adding and removing dietary fat on growth performance and carcass characteristics of growing-finishing pigs



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Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service


We conducted an experiment using 1,050 growing-finishing pigs to determine the carryover effect of adding and removing fat in diets. The experimental treatments consisted of six different sequence arrangements of diets without fat or with 60/0 added fat. Diets were fed in four phases. During each phase, ADFI and F/G were decreased when fat was added to the diets. Fat inclusion in the diet during one phase had no influence on the response to fat addition during another phase. Back-fat depth was increased and fat-free lean index decreased when fat was added to the diet during all phases, but not when fat was added to the diet during phases 1, 2, and/or 3.



Swine, Dietary fat, Subsequent performance, Finishing pigs