A review of feed efficiency in swine: biology and application

  title={A review of feed efficiency in swine: biology and application},
  author={John F. Patience and Mariana C. Rossoni-Ser{\~a}o and N{\'e}stor A. Guti{\'e}rrez},
  booktitle={Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology},
Feed efficiency represents the cumulative efficiency with which the pig utilizes dietary nutrients for maintenance, lean gain and lipid accretion. It is closely linked with energy metabolism, as the oxidation of carbon-containing components in the feed drive all metabolic processes. While much is known about nutrient utilization and tissue metabolism, blending these subjects into a discussion on feed efficiency has proven to be difficult. For example, while increasing dietary energy… CONTINUE READING
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