Performance of Growing Pigs Fed Using Electronic Versus Commercial Feeders

dc.contributor.author Casey, David
dc.contributor.author Dekkers, Jack
dc.date 2018-02-13T00:04:05.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T07:01:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T07:01:36Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2003
dc.date.embargo 2012-08-14
dc.date.issued 2003-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The effect of electronic feeders on performance of growing boars and gilts was evaluated. Yorkshire boars and gilts (n=475) were randomly assigned to pens with single-space FIRE (electronic) feeders and pens with fivespace SMIDLEY feeders. Pigs began and ended test at an average body weight of 39 and 116 kg. Over the whole test period, pigs on electronic feeders did not differ significantly in growth rate, backfat thickness, and loin muscle area from pigs on commercial feeders. They did, however, use less feed and converted this more efficiently. Further inspection of growth and feed intake curves revealed that gilts on electronic feeders used less feed and grew slightly slower, in particular during early growth, but no differences were found for boars. Results indicate that electronic feeders may cause a genotype by environment interaction for gilts but not for boars.</p>
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Animal Science Research Reports
dc.relation.ispartofseries ASL R1800
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Animal Sciences
dc.subject.keywords ASL R1800
dc.title Performance of Growing Pigs Fed Using Electronic Versus Commercial Feeders
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dc.type.genre breeding_physiology
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