Effects of a high-fiber diet and frequent feeding on behavior, reproductive performance, and nutrient digestibility in gestating sows.

@article{Holt2006EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a high-fiber diet and frequent feeding on behavior, reproductive performance, and nutrient digestibility in gestating sows.},
  author={Jeff P Holt and Lee J. Johnston and Sam K Baidoo and Gerald C. Shurson},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2006},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={946-55}
}
A study was conducted to determine the effects of feeding a corn-soybean meal (control) diet vs. a corn-soybean meal-40% soybean hulls (high fiber) diet, as well as the frequency of feeding (once vs. twice daily), on the welfare and performance of gestating sows. Two hundred thirty-nine mixed-parity sows were assigned to a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement of treatments. Sows fed once daily received their entire meal at 0730, whereas sows fed twice daily received one-half of their feed allotment at… CONTINUE READING