Growth Rate and Feed Intake of Purebred Berkshire Pigs Housed in Hoop Buildings in Iowa

dc.contributor.author Swantek, P.
dc.contributor.author Roush, Wayne
dc.contributor.author Stender, David
dc.contributor.author Mabry, John
dc.contributor.author Honeyman, Mark
dc.date 2018-08-25T21:17:35.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T23:34:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T23:34:51Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.embargo 2014-02-11
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Berkshire pigs make up the majority of the niche market pig population, and although niche pork production has increased across Iowa and the United States and demand continues for high quality pork there remains a lack of production standards for niche pork producers to benchmark their performance against. The Berkshire pigs in our previous studies grew faster and were more efficient in feed conversion than expected. Therefore the objective of this study was to replicate our earlier work, and add to the database of niche pork production.</p> <p>For this group of Berkshire pigs, growth rate was better than earlier research reports, but less than our previous trial. Feed conversions (feed-to-gain) were also better than earlier research but similar to last year’s report. Barrows grew faster and consumed more feed, but gilts were more efficient converting feed to gain. Although seasonal feed intakes differ for both sexes, growth rates were similar within gilts and barrows.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 2044
dc.identifier.contextkey 5098807
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1217
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dc.identifier.submissionpath ans_air/vol660/iss1/100
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/9013
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Animal Science Research Reports
dc.relation.ispartofseries ASL R2935
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Animal Sciences
dc.subject.keywords Animal Science
dc.title Growth Rate and Feed Intake of Purebred Berkshire Pigs Housed in Hoop Buildings in Iowa
dc.type article
dc.type.genre swine
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