Effect of starter feeding program on growth performance and gains of body components from weaning to market weight in swine.

  title={Effect of starter feeding program on growth performance and gains of body components from weaning to market weight in swine.},
  author={Kwang Youn Whang and Floyd K. Mckeith and S W Kim and Robert A. Easter},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={78 11},
Three experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis that different starter feeding programs (High, high quality; Low, low quality) will affect growth performance and body composition of pigs from weaning to market weight and that this effect may be influenced by gender (barrows or gilts) and breed (F, Yorkshire-Duroc x Hampshire; P, PIC Camborough 15 x PIC line 405). In Exp. 1, 21 +/- 4-d-weaned F pigs (n = 90) were used in a 2 (High or Low) x 2 (barrows or gilts) factorial design. In Exp… 

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