Adrienne M. Hilbrands

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The behaviour, welfare, growth performance, and meat quality of deep-litter, large group-housed pigs were compared to pigs raised in a conventional housing system. Castrated males were housed from 9 weeks of age in a conventional housing (15 pigs/pen; 1.0 m/pig) or deep-litter, large group housing system (90 pigs/pen; 1.7 m/pig). Behavioural observations(More)
ABSTRACT: Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of feeding continuously a diet containing 40% dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) or intermittently diets containing 20 or 40% DDGS on growth performance and carcass quality of pigs. Responses of the pigs to abrupt introduction and removal of dietary DDGS with differing concentrations(More)
This experiment evaluated the effects of feeding distillers' dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and wheat middlings (WM) in diets with similar estimated NE content on growth performance and carcass characteristics of growing-finishing pigs. Pigs ( = 384; 29.1 ± 3.6 kg initial BW) were blocked by initial BW, and within blocks, pens were randomly allotted to 1(More)
2 West Central Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota, Morris; 3 Iowa State University, Ames, 4 Minnesota Extension Regional Office, Mankato; 5 Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul II. Abstract: Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of feed bin design and the use of passive agitators on flowability(More)
A.M. Hilbrands, L.J. Johnston, K.M. McClelland, R.B. Cox, S.K. Baidoo, L.W.O. Souza characteristics of growing-finishing pigs dried grains with solubles from the diet on growth performance and carcass Effects of abrupt introduction and removal of high and low digestibility corn distillers doi: 10.2527/jas.2012-5162 originally published online October 9,(More)
Ultraviolet light irradiation of spray-dried porcine plasma (SDPP) decreases the risk of disease transmission, but it may decrease the activity of bioactive components in SDPP. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to determine growth performance, morbidity, and mortality responses of nursery pigs fed UV-irradiated SDPP (UV-SDPP) compared with(More)
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of feeding continuously a diet containing 40% dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) or intermittently diets containing 20 or 40% DDGS on growth performance and carcass quality of pigs. Responses of the pigs to abrupt introduction and removal of dietary DDGS with differing concentrations of(More)
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