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Supplemental dietary fat increases growth performance of grower and finisher pigs

Brooke, G., Edwards, A., Pluske, J.R., Pethick, D.W., Howarth, G., Campbell, R. and Dunshea, F.R. (2007) Supplemental dietary fat increases growth performance of grower and finisher pigs. In: Manipulating Pig Production XI. Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference, 25 - 28 October, Brisbane, Australia p. 92.

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Abstract

Supplemental fat is routinely included in young pig diets but often removed with increasing weight to match the perceived declining need for high energy as pigs grow and thus to prevent excessive fat deposition during finishing. However, recent results suggest that early positive effects on growth may be lost if fat is removed from subsequent diets and that, for reasons yet to be established, older pigs may be more responsive to supplemental fat than younger pigs (Campbell, 2005). This project was designed to characterize the effects of added fat on performance, carcass quality and the possible mechanisms of why the pig responds like it does to added fat.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association
Copyright: © 2007 Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/21031
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