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Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Animal Sciences

Calcium

2018

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Effects Of Dietary Total Calcium To Total Phosphorus Ratio On Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Bone Mineralization, And Economics In 58- To 281-Lb Pigs, C. M. Vier, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, M. A. Gonçalves, U. A. Orlando, J. R. Bergstrom, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband, J. M. Derouchey Jan 2018

Effects Of Dietary Total Calcium To Total Phosphorus Ratio On Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Bone Mineralization, And Economics In 58- To 281-Lb Pigs, C. M. Vier, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, M. A. Gonçalves, U. A. Orlando, J. R. Bergstrom, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband, J. M. Derouchey

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A total of 1,134 barrows and gilts (PIC; 359 × Camborough) with an initial pen average body weight (BW) of 58.0 ± 1.57 lb were used in a 110-d growth trial to determine the effects of feeding different analyzed total calcium to phosphorus (Ca:P) ratios on performance of growing-finishing pigs from 58 to 281 lb. Pens of pigs were randomly assigned to 1 of 6 dietary treatments in a randomized complete block design with BW as a blocking factor. There were 7 replicate pens per treatment and 27 pigs per pen. The experimental diets were corn-soybean meal-based, and ...