Document Type

Report

Publication Date

12-21-2017

Abstract

Feed is the largest cost in pork production; therefore, improving finisher pig feed efficiency can increase producer profitability. Improving feed efficiency can support industry competitiveness, decrease the demand on global feed resources, and complement environmental sustainability. Selective breeding for residual feed intake (RFI) shows promise in meeting these increased demands. However, it is important to balance the benefits of feed efficiency selection with the pig’s feeding behavior and performance. Therefore, this factsheet will discuss feeding behavior and performance research on RFI selection conducted at Iowa State University.

Comments

This report is published as Samaneh Azarpajouh, Jessica Colpoys, Jack Dekkers, Nicholas Gabler, Elisabeth Huff‐Lonergan, Steven Lonergan, John F. Patience, Anna K. Johnson. How has selection for residual feed intake (RFI) affected nursery and finisher pig’s feeding behavior and performance? Factsheet, Pork Information Gateway. (2017). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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