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1990

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Postfinishing Mineralization Of Skeletal Tissue In Replacement Gilts, R I. Nicholson, G E. Fitzner, Robert H. Hines, Robert D. Goodband, Joe D. Hancock Jan 1990

Postfinishing Mineralization Of Skeletal Tissue In Replacement Gilts, R I. Nicholson, G E. Fitzner, Robert H. Hines, Robert D. Goodband, Joe D. Hancock

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Thirty-two crossbred gilts averaging 250 /b were selected for the experiment at the conclusion of the finishing phase. Eight of the gilts were slaughtered on d 0 to serve as a pretreatment control group. The remaining 24 gilts were assigned to three dietary treatments to provide daily 100% (14 g/d Ca and 11.3 g/d P), 150% (22.5 g/d Ca and 16.6 g/d P), and 200% (29.9 g/d Ca and 22.0 g/d P) of the Ca/P level consumed per d during the finishing phase. These gilts were slaughtered 35 ...


Analysis Of Kansas Hog Enterprise Returns From 1981-1990, Michael R. Langemeier Jan 1990

Analysis Of Kansas Hog Enterprise Returns From 1981-1990, Michael R. Langemeier

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Estimated historical return distributions for farrow-to-finish, feeder pig finishing, and feeder pig producing operations in Kansas from 1981-1990 were examined. Average returns per head were the highest and downside risk was the lowest for farrow-to-finish operations over this period. However, the required investment in buildings, equipment, and breeding stock per head was also higher for this operation. Thus, a tradeoff exists between returns per head and capital requirements per head.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 15, 1990


Effect Of Acidification On Starter Pig Performance And Nutrient Digestibility, T L. Weeden, J A. Hansen, K L. Richardson, Jim L. Nelssen Jan 1990

Effect Of Acidification On Starter Pig Performance And Nutrient Digestibility, T L. Weeden, J A. Hansen, K L. Richardson, Jim L. Nelssen

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

One hundred ninety-six pigs (21 d of age and 12.3 lb initial wt) were used to evaluate the effect of adding an organic acid blend (OAB) to starter diets on growth performance and nutrient digestibility. The four dietary treatments consisted of a control diet and the GAB replacing corn at 3, 4.5, and 6 lb/ton in both phases 1 and 2. In phase 1 (0 to 14 d) diets, contained 20% dried skim milk, 20% dried whey, and 5% soybean oil. Phase 2 diets (15 to 35 d) contained 10% dried whey and 5% soybean oil. There ...


Effects Of Daily Administration Of Porcine Somatotropin On Performance Of Growing Pigs (55 To 130 Lb), G E. Fitzner, T L. Weeden, B J. Healy, B R. Schricker, Robert H. Hines, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert D. Goodband, Donald H. Kropf, Joe D. Hancock Jan 1990

Effects Of Daily Administration Of Porcine Somatotropin On Performance Of Growing Pigs (55 To 130 Lb), G E. Fitzner, T L. Weeden, B J. Healy, B R. Schricker, Robert H. Hines, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert D. Goodband, Donald H. Kropf, Joe D. Hancock

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Sixty crossbred barrows initially weighing 55.7 lb were used to evaluate six experimental treatments during a 5-wk growth trial. Pigs received one of three levels of dietary lysine (1.0, 1.5, or 2.0%) and were injected daily with either 3 mg porcine somatotropin (pST) or placebo. During the first 2 wk of the trial, there was no effect from either pST injection or increasing level of dietary lysine on average daily gain (ADG) or average daily feed intake (ADFI). Also, there was no effect of pST injections on feed conversion (F/G), but those pigs fed diets ...


Effect Of Replacing Dried Skim Milk With Soy Products On Function And Morphology Of The Small Intestine In Nursery Pigs, D B. Jones, P G. Reddy, R D. Klemm, Frank Blecha, Joe D. Hancock Jan 1990

Effect Of Replacing Dried Skim Milk With Soy Products On Function And Morphology Of The Small Intestine In Nursery Pigs, D B. Jones, P G. Reddy, R D. Klemm, Frank Blecha, Joe D. Hancock

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Sixty-six pigs (averaging 21 d of age and 11.8 lb) were used in a 7-d experiment to evaluate the effects of specially processed soy products on function and morphology of the small intestine. Treatments were: 1) corn-milk products control; 2, 3, 4, and 5) simple corn-based diets with either soybean meal, soy isolate2, soy concentrate3, or modified soy flour4 as the major protein source; 6) a high nutrient density diet (HNDD) containing 20% dried skim milk and 20% dried whey; 7, 8, and 9) the HNDD with soy isolate, soy concentrate, or modified soy flour plus lactose replacing 100 ...


Effects Of Porcine Somatotropin And Dietary Lysine Level On Growth Performance And Carcass Characteristics Of Finishing Swine Fed To 280 Lb., M E. Johnston, B R. Schricker, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert D. Goodband, Robert H. Hines, Donald H. Kropf Jan 1990

Effects Of Porcine Somatotropin And Dietary Lysine Level On Growth Performance And Carcass Characteristics Of Finishing Swine Fed To 280 Lb., M E. Johnston, B R. Schricker, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert D. Goodband, Robert H. Hines, Donald H. Kropf

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

One hundred twenty barrows with an initial wt of 130 lb were utilized to determine the effects of dietary lysine level and porcine somatotropin (pST) injection on growth performance and carcass characteristics of finishing pigs fed to heavy market weights (280 lb). Pigs were injected daily in the extensor muscle of the neck with either 4 mg pST or a placebo and fed diets containing either .8, 1.0, 1.2, or 1.4% dietary lysine. Performance data were collected and evaluated for three weight ranges : 130 to 230 lb, 230 to 280 lb, and 130 to 280 lb. Two ...


Consumer Evaluation Of Retail Hams From Different Production Processes, D N. Waldner, Michael E. Dikeman, Sally L. Stroda, R E. Campbell, Donald H. Kropf Jan 1990

Consumer Evaluation Of Retail Hams From Different Production Processes, D N. Waldner, Michael E. Dikeman, Sally L. Stroda, R E. Campbell, Donald H. Kropf

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Consumers evaluated hams from the four minimum protein-fat-free categories labeled 1) ham (H), 2) ham with natural juices (HNJ), 3) ham-water added (HWA) and 4) ham and water product (HWP) for juiciness, flavor, and overall acceptability. Shear force and cooking loss data were also obtained. The HNJ product was rated higher for flavor and overall acceptability, whereas the Hand HWP were found to be the least desirable. The HWP was rated the most juicy; the H product was scored the least juicy. Peak shear force was lower for the HWP than for the other ham types; however, all hams were ...


Computerized Records: Use In Troubleshooting Reproductive Problems Of Commercial Swine Herds, Gary Dial Jan 1990

Computerized Records: Use In Troubleshooting Reproductive Problems Of Commercial Swine Herds, Gary Dial

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Swine production has become, in a relatively short time, one of the most competitive agribusinesses. The increase in international exportation of pork, dynamic changes in the efficiency of hog production, and the increasing preference of consumers for alternative meats has mandated that the swine industry be competitive with other producers of protein foodstuffs. Recent changes in the American swine industry have been dynamic. During the past 10 years, the financial advantage of volume selling and buying has led to an unwavering, irreversible evolution toward increasingly larger herd sizes. Accompanying this has been an ongoing trend toward decentralization away from the ...


Comparison Of Two Atrophic Rhinitis Vaccines For Young Pigs, D A. Schoneweis, Robert H. Hines Jan 1990

Comparison Of Two Atrophic Rhinitis Vaccines For Young Pigs, D A. Schoneweis, Robert H. Hines

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Two farrowing groups (340 pigs) were used to evaluate two atrophic rhinitis vaccines (Atrobac III and Tocivac for the young pig. Both vaccines were effective, because no clinical evidence of atrophic rhinitis was observed for either treatment during the experiment. Although the swine herd had been observed in previous farrowing do have various degrees of conjunctivitis, none was observed in the pigs vaccinated with either vaccine. Weight gains of pigs at 14 d and 35 d postweaning were the same for each treatment.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 15, 1990


Effects Of Modified Atmosphere Packaging And Carcass Chill Rate On Pork Loins, O Sorheim, Melvin C. Hunt, M Menninen, K E. Warren, Donald H. Kropf Jan 1990

Effects Of Modified Atmosphere Packaging And Carcass Chill Rate On Pork Loins, O Sorheim, Melvin C. Hunt, M Menninen, K E. Warren, Donald H. Kropf

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Use of 10% oxygen in a modified gas atmosphere package resulted in more off-odor, higher microbial counts, and a less desirably colored loin and loin chops. Furthermore, it reduced chop display life and is not recommended.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 15, 1990


Bone-In Pork Loins: Modified Atmosphere Packaging To Extend Shelf-Life, K E. Warren, Melvin C. Hunt, C L. Marksberry, O Sorheim, Donald H. Kropf Jan 1990

Bone-In Pork Loins: Modified Atmosphere Packaging To Extend Shelf-Life, K E. Warren, Melvin C. Hunt, C L. Marksberry, O Sorheim, Donald H. Kropf

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Modified atmosphere packaging with 100% carbon dioxide was used to investigate changes in daily gas composition, as well as the influence of fat trim level and location of loin in the box on shelf life characteristics. Length of storage was the primary factor influencing shelf life of whole loins and their retail chops. Although microbial qualities was acceptable in loins stored up to d 19, sirloin and blade discoloration was obvious at 11-13 d. Storage for more than 11 d reduced the display life of retail chops to 1-2 d. Shelf life characteristics of bone-in pork loins were superior with ...


The Costs And Returns Associated With Corn-, Milo-, And Wheat-Based Swine Diets, Michael R. Langemeier Jan 1990

The Costs And Returns Associated With Corn-, Milo-, And Wheat-Based Swine Diets, Michael R. Langemeier

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Feed costs per hundred weight for farrow-to-finish operations in Kansas were generally lower for a milo-based diet than for corn-based or wheat-based diets. Use of corn and wheat in the diet was economical for short periods of time only. Feed costs were found to be consistently higher and returns per head consistently lower when com and wheat were fed over the entire farrowing to market period.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 15, 1990


Protein Sparing Effect Of A Fermentation Product In Pig Diets From Weaning To Market, J A. Swanson, Joe D. Hancock Jan 1990

Protein Sparing Effect Of A Fermentation Product In Pig Diets From Weaning To Market, J A. Swanson, Joe D. Hancock

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

One hundred eighty pigs (avg wt of 21.11b) were used in an experiment to determine if a fermentation product improves performance and reduces last rib fat thickness in pigs when added to a low-protein diet regimen. Treatments were: 1) positive control (19-16-14% crude protein regimen during the nursery-growing-finishing phases); 2) positive control plus 2.50 lb/ton fermentation product; 3) low-protein regimen (17-14-12% crude protein during the nursery-growing-finishing phases); 4) low-protein regimen plus 1.25 lb/ton fermentation product; 5) low-protein regimen plus 2.50 lb/ton fermentation product; and 6) low-protein regimen plus 5.00 lb/ton fermentation ...


The Effects Of Dietary Threonine And Porcine Somatotropin Dosage On Nitrogen Balance In Finishing Swine, J A. Swanson, B R. Schricker, D F. Li, J A. Hansen, Robert D. Goodband, Jim L. Nelssen Jan 1990

The Effects Of Dietary Threonine And Porcine Somatotropin Dosage On Nitrogen Balance In Finishing Swine, J A. Swanson, B R. Schricker, D F. Li, J A. Hansen, Robert D. Goodband, Jim L. Nelssen

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Fifteen crossbred barrows were utilized to determine the effects of porcine somatotropin (pST) administration in combination with increasing dietary threonine levels on nitrogen retention and growth performance. Barrows averaging 147.3 lb were allotted in a split-plot arrangement with pST dosage (0, 4, or 8 mg/d) as the whole plot, and dietary threonine level (.45, .55, .65, .75, and .85%) as the subplot. These threonine values ranged from 112 to 212% of the dietary threonine estimate for finishing pigs (NRC 1988). All pigs within each pST dosage treatment received each diet for an 8-d period in a Latin square ...


Effect Of Extrusion On The Nutritional Value Of Soybeans And Sorghum Grain In Finishing Pigs, G E. Fitzner, T L. Weeden, Terry L. Gugle, Robert H. Hines, Joe D. Hancock Jan 1990

Effect Of Extrusion On The Nutritional Value Of Soybeans And Sorghum Grain In Finishing Pigs, G E. Fitzner, T L. Weeden, Terry L. Gugle, Robert H. Hines, Joe D. Hancock

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A total of 112 finishing pigs (avg initial wt of 139 lb) was used to determine the effects of adding extruded soybeans and/or sorghum grain to diets for finishing pigs. Treatments were: 1) sorghum-soybean meal control (sorghum-SBM), 2) extruded soybeans and ground sorghum, 3) SBM and extruded sorghum, and 4) extruded soybeans and sorghum. All diets were isocaloric and isolysinic. Using extruded soybeans and/or sorghum improved efficiency of gain compared to the sorghum-SBM control. This response was apparently related to the improved digestibilities of dry matter and nitrogen with the use of extruded ingredients. Optimum digestibility of dry ...


Interrelationship Between Hypersensitivity To Soybean Proteins And Growth Performance In Early-Weaned Pigs, D F. Li, P G. Reddy, Frank Blecha, R Klemm, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert D. Goodband Jan 1990

Interrelationship Between Hypersensitivity To Soybean Proteins And Growth Performance In Early-Weaned Pigs, D F. Li, P G. Reddy, Frank Blecha, R Klemm, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert D. Goodband

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

One hundred twenty-five pigs were orally infused with 6 g/d of either dried skim milk, soybean meal (48% CP), soy protein concentrate, extruded soy protein concentrate, or experimental soy protein concentrate from 7 to 11 d of age and then fed a diet containing the corresponding protein sources from weaning (d 21) to 35 d of age. All pigs were fed a corn-soybean meal diet containing 10% dried whey, 1.25% lysine, and 3% soybean oil for the remaining 21 d of the experiment. Skin-fold thickness following intradermal injection of protein extracts, xylose absorption, and anti-soy immunoglobulin G (IgG ...


The Effects Of Additional Niacin During Gestation And Lactation On Sow And Litter Performance, T L. Weeden, D F. Li, Robert D. Goodband, Jim L. Nelssen Jan 1990

The Effects Of Additional Niacin During Gestation And Lactation On Sow And Litter Performance, T L. Weeden, D F. Li, Robert D. Goodband, Jim L. Nelssen

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

One hundred and twenty-one first-litter sows were utilized to evaluate the effects of additional niacin on sow and litter performance through two parities. The control diet provided sows with 50 mg/d niacin during gestation and 100 mg/d niacin during lactation. Dietary treatments were formulated to provide sows with either 5 or 10 times the level of supplemental niacin in the control diet. Litter size was equalized within dietary treatment by 24 hr after farrowing. During the first parity, total pigs born, number of pigs born alive, and pigs equalized per litter decreased then increased as dietary niacin level ...


Litter Size For Gilts Fed Higher Levels Of Folic Acid And Riboflavin During Gestation, C Zhang, D Li, Jim L. Nelssen, Duane L. Davis Jan 1990

Litter Size For Gilts Fed Higher Levels Of Folic Acid And Riboflavin During Gestation, C Zhang, D Li, Jim L. Nelssen, Duane L. Davis

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

We fed gilts diets containing either additional folic acid throughout gestation (1.5 g/ton, 4.5 lb/gilt daily), additional riboflavin (100 mg/gilt daily) from d 4 to 10 of gestation, both folic acid and riboflavin, or neither supplement All diets provided all KSU recommended allowances for all other nutrients. Neither farrowing rate nor litter size was affected by the treatments.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 15, 1990


Effect Of Replacing Dried Skim Milk With Specially Processed Soy Products On Digestibility Of Nutrients And Growth Performance Of Nursery Pigs, D B. Jones, P G. Reddy, R D. Klemm, Frank Blecha, Joe D. Hancock Jan 1990

Effect Of Replacing Dried Skim Milk With Specially Processed Soy Products On Digestibility Of Nutrients And Growth Performance Of Nursery Pigs, D B. Jones, P G. Reddy, R D. Klemm, Frank Blecha, Joe D. Hancock

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

One hundred twenty-eight pigs (21 d of age and 11.7 lb) were used to determine the effects of feeding specially processed soy products and lactose versus dried skim milk on growth performance and nutrient digestibility. For d 0-14, pigs received pelleted diets that were: 1) corn-soybean meal-whey control; 2) a high nutrient density diet (HNDD) containing 20% dried skim milk and 20% dried whey; 3 and 4) the HNDD with soy protein isolate replacing 50% and 100% of the protein supplied by dried skim milk; 5 and 6) the HNDD with soy protein concentrate replacing 50% and 100% of ...


Price Discovery And Basis Risk For Live Hogs, Ted C. Schroeder, B K. Goodwin Jan 1990

Price Discovery And Basis Risk For Live Hogs, Ted C. Schroeder, B K. Goodwin

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

The short- and long-run daily price relationships between cash and futures markets for live hogs were examined over the 1975-89 period. Price discovery generally originates in the futures market with about 65% of new information being passed from the futures to the cash market. However, at times, especially during large price moves that are not necessarily anticipated in the futures market, the cash market price relies less on the futures market. The very short-term basis for hogs is fairly stable, with approximately 85% of yesterday's nearby-basis persisting today. Generally, little can be gained by speculating on basis from day ...


Feed Mills For On-Farm Feed Manufacturing, James P. Murphy, Joseph P. Harner Jan 1990

Feed Mills For On-Farm Feed Manufacturing, James P. Murphy, Joseph P. Harner

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Quality feed can be manufactured on farm using hammer or roller mills for particle size reduction and volumetric or weighing devices for proportioning ingredients. An understanding of each of the seven steps involved will enhance the ability to manufacture a quality feed for maximum feed efficiency at a feasible price.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 15, 1990


Utilization Of Surimi-Like Products From Pork With Sex-Odor In Restructured, Precooked Pork Roasts, C M. Garcia Zepeda, Curtis L. Kastner, Melvin C. Hunt, P B. Kenney, J R. Schwenke, D S. Schleusener, Donald H. Kropf Jan 1990

Utilization Of Surimi-Like Products From Pork With Sex-Odor In Restructured, Precooked Pork Roasts, C M. Garcia Zepeda, Curtis L. Kastner, Melvin C. Hunt, P B. Kenney, J R. Schwenke, D S. Schleusener, Donald H. Kropf

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Surimi-like materials from boar and sow muscle and Alaska pollack surimi were evaluated at a 5% inclusion level in a restructured, precooked (158°F) pork roast. Meat batches were formulated to contain 95% chunked ham muscles and either 5 or 0% surimi-like or surimi binder, either 0.2 or 1.0% NaCl, and 0.5% phosphate. The surimi washing process did not remove or decrease boar taint intensity of the binder or enhance instrumental and sensory textural characteristics of the finished product. Products without binder were comparable or superior in textural and microbial characteristics to those with binders. Increasing salt ...


Low Test-Weight Sorghum For Growing-Finishing Swine, J A. Hansen, R C. Thaler, Robert D. Goodband, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert H. Hines, Joe D. Hancock Jan 1990

Low Test-Weight Sorghum For Growing-Finishing Swine, J A. Hansen, R C. Thaler, Robert D. Goodband, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert H. Hines, Joe D. Hancock

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Two growth studies were conducted to determine the effects of substituting lower test-weight sorghum (35 lb/bu as LOW or 45 lb/bu as MED) for normal test-weight sorghum (55 lb/bu NORM), in growing and finishing swine diets. One-hundred twelve pigs (50 lb initial wt) were fed for 28 d in the grower study and 80 pigs (120 lb initial wt) were fed for 51 d in the finisher study. Diets were formulated to contain .80 and .65% lysine for the grower and finisher trials, respectively, using NORM and soybean meal; LOW and MED were substituted on a wt ...


Processing Method Affects The Nutritional Value Of Low-Inhibitor Soybeans For Nursery Pigs, A J. Lewis, D B. Jones, M A. Giesemann, B J. Healy, Joe D. Hancock Jan 1990

Processing Method Affects The Nutritional Value Of Low-Inhibitor Soybeans For Nursery Pigs, A J. Lewis, D B. Jones, M A. Giesemann, B J. Healy, Joe D. Hancock

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

One hundred weanling pigs (16.5 lb avg initial wt) were used in a 35-d growth assay to determine the effects of processing method (roasting in a Roast-A-Tron roaster vs extrusion in an Insta-Pro extruder) on the nutritional value of Williams 82 soybeans with (+K) and without (-K) gene expression for the Kunitz trypsin inhibitor. Treatments were: 1) soybean meal with added soybean oil, 2) + K roasted, 3) + K extruded, 4) -K roasted, and 5) -K extruded. All diets were corn-based and formulated to contain .92% lysine and 3.50 Mcal/kg DE for d 0 to 14 of the ...


Improving On-Farm Mixing Efficiency, Robert D. Goodband Jan 1990

Improving On-Farm Mixing Efficiency, Robert D. Goodband

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Particle size reduction has a great impact on efficiency of feed utilization. Decreasing particle size improves digestibility of nutrients by increasing surface area and allowing for greater interaction with digestive enzymes. In addition, particle size reduction can influence how uniformly feed is mixed and potential for segregation of ingredients. Mixing equipment and times also need to be evaluated to ensure feed uniformity. Very often suggested mixing times underestimate the amount of time necessary to thoroughly mix feed. Items such as worn paddles or ribbons, ribbon or paddle speed, and overfilling mixers increase the time necessary for adequate feed mixing and ...


Effect Of L-Carnitine On Starter Pig Performance And Fat Utilization, T L. Weeden, J A. Hansen, G E. Fitzner, D F. Li, S A. Blum, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert D. Goodband Jan 1990

Effect Of L-Carnitine On Starter Pig Performance And Fat Utilization, T L. Weeden, J A. Hansen, G E. Fitzner, D F. Li, S A. Blum, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert D. Goodband

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Three hundred early-weaned pigs with average initial weights of 12.3 and 13.2 lb, respectively, were utilized in two 5-wk experiments to determine the effect of L-carnitine on growth Performance. Diets contained 20% dried skim and 20% dried whey in phase 1 ( 0 to 14 d) for both experiments and 20 and 10% dried whey, respectively for experiments 1 and 2 in phase 2 (15 to 35 d). In experiment 1, L-carnitine at levels of 0, 500, and 1000 ppm was combined with 0 or 10% soybean oil in phase 1, levels were reduced by 50% in phase 2 ...


Effect Of Substituting Spray-Dried Plasma Protein For Milk Products In Starter Pig Diets, J A. Hansen, K G. Friesen, T L. Weeden, Robert D. Goodband, Jim L. Nelssen Jan 1990

Effect Of Substituting Spray-Dried Plasma Protein For Milk Products In Starter Pig Diets, J A. Hansen, K G. Friesen, T L. Weeden, Robert D. Goodband, Jim L. Nelssen

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Two growth trials utilizing 444 weaned pigs were conducted to determine the efficacy of substituting spray-dried porcine plasma protein (PP) for dried skim milk (DSM) and/or dried whey (DW) in starter pig diets. Trial 1 was a field study in which 240 pigs were fed either a control diet containing 20% DSM and 20% DW during phase I (0 to 14 d postweaning) and 15% DW and 5% select menhaden fishmeal in phase II (14 to 28 d postweaning) of the 28 d trial. Plasma protein was substituted on a lysine basis for DSM in the phase I diet ...