Changes in swine body composition from birth to 145 kg.

  title={Changes in swine body composition from birth to 145 kg.},
  author={Rosemary Shields and Donald C Mahan and P L Graham},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={57 1},
An experiment using 81 crossbred swine was conducted to evaluate quantitative and percentage chemical compositional changes of swine from 1.5 kg (birth) to 145 kg body weight. Groups of eight pigs were sacrificed at 1.5, 6.4 and 18 kg, and then at 18 kg increments to 145 kg. Body composition was determined by grinding the entire body, minus digesta, partitioning the carcass from other body components and chemically analyzing each subsample. Results indicated that weight of the carcass increased… CONTINUE READING
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