G L. Allee


Swine day, 1977; Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 78-101-S; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 312; Swine; Grain; Fat; Performance; Finishing pigs; Tallow


Seventy-two crossbred finishing pigs averaging 55.9 kg. (123.0 lbs.) were used (in a 3 x 2 factorial design) to compare performance when fed sorghum, corn, or wheat with 0 or 4% added fat (tallow). There were no significant differences in average daily gain or feed efficiency among pigs fed sorghum, corn, or wheat. Adding 4% fat (to each grain ration) resulted in a slight improvement in gain and an improved feed efficiency. Pigs fed wheat with 4% fat added showed The greatest improvement in daily gain and feed efficiency.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 10, 1977


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