Compensatory growth feeding strategy does not overcome negative effects on growth and carcass composition of low birth weight pigs.

@article{Madsen2015CompensatoryGF,
  title={Compensatory growth feeding strategy does not overcome negative effects on growth and carcass composition of low birth weight pigs.},
  author={Johannes Gulmann Madsen and Giuseppe Bee},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          427-36
        }
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the compensatory growth feeding strategy could be a suitable solution for overcoming the negative effects on growth, carcass composition and meat quality of low birth weight pigs. Forty-two Swiss Large White barrows from 21 litters were selected at weaning and categorized into either being light (L; >0.8 and <1.3 kg) or heavy (H; >1.7 kg) birth weight pigs. From 27.8 kg BW, pigs were assigned within birth weight group to one of three feeding groups… CONTINUE READING

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