Swine day, 1996; Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 97-142-S; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 772; Swine; Finishing pigs; Vitamins; Minerals; Phosphorus; Muscle quality


Omitting the vitamin and trace mineralpremixes and(or) adding 2/3 less supplementalinorganic phosphorus source (from .55% down to .40% total P) to diets during late finishing (191 to 265 lb) had no effect ongrowth performance, carcass characteristics, or muscle quality in high-lean pigs. Thus, this concept can be used to decrease the cost of feeding terminal-cross pigs to heavy weights, while decreasing excretion of minerals from intensive swine operations.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 21, 1996

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