Animal Science Department


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Published in the Journal of Animal Science 19 (1960), pp. 1055-1061. Copyright © 1960 American Society of Animal Science. Used by permission.


Lactose and sucrose were reported by Hudman (1956) to be preferred carbohydrates for pig starter rations. Lactose gave the best growth response when fed with soybean oil meal; sucrose with milk protein. From the analysis listed by Morrison (1956), both dried skim milk and dried whey must be considered as a source of lactose since, on an average, these products contain 51.1 and 70.1% lactose, respectively. In addition, both contain a high quality protein.