Extension Number

ASL R1483

Topic

Breeding/Physiology

Publication Date

1998

Abstract

Gilts restricted fed a high-protein ration were slower growing (P<.05) than gilts ad libitum fed a high- and moderate-protein diet. Gilts ad libitum fed a moderateprotein diet with added fat had significantly (P<.05) more fat accretion than gilts ad libitum fed and restricted fed a high-protein diet. A genetic line by diet interaction (P<.05) was observed for average daily gain. Also, gilts with the presence of a terminal breed in their ancestry were leaner and heavier muscled (P<.05) than gilts with no presence of a terminal breed in their ancestry.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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