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The effects of different levels of food intake on fattening pigs in the humid tropics

  • T. R. Houghton (a1), M. H. Buttbrworth (a1), D. King (a1) and R. Goodyear (a1)

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1.Two experiments were carried out to investigate the possibility of sustaining good growth rates and high feed conversion efficiency on restricted levels of feed under conditions of high temperature and humidity.

2. Large White pigs were used over the weight ranges 50-90 lb. and 90-160 lb. live weight.

3. In Exp. 1, three groups each of eight pigs were fed on three planes, high, medium and low, the aim being to restrict energy intake while providing adequate protein intake for good growth. In Exp. 2, two groups each of eight pigs were fed on the medium plane from 50-90 lb. live weight and thereafter one group remained on the medium plane, while the other was fed a very low plane. The very low plane consisted of a daily feed allowance of 31b. 4oz. from 90 to 1601b. live weight. All the pigs were individually fed.

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The effects of different levels of food intake on fattening pigs in the humid tropics

  • T. R. Houghton (a1), M. H. Buttbrworth (a1), D. King (a1) and R. Goodyear (a1)

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