Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

1985

Citation

Published in JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE 61 (1985), pp. 1164-1171.

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Copyright © 1985 American Society of Animal Science. Used by permission.

Abstract

A total of 146 primiparous sows was used in four replications of an experiment to investigate the effect of energy intake during a 28-d lactation on sow and litter performance. Dietary treatments consisted of three energy intakes; 10, 12 or 14 Mcal of metabolizable energy (ME)·sow– 1 ·d–1. All sows were fed equal amounts of crude protein, vitamins and minerals daily, which met or exceeded standard recommendations. The experiment was initiated at parturition. Sow weight and backfat loss during lactation decreased linearly (P

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