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May
29
Effects of Weaning Nursery Pigs


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Effects of weaning ages on growth performance of nursery pigs fed diets with increasing lactose levels during at 7 to 11 kg body weight.


Lactose is an effective carbohydrate source for nursery pigs. Weaning age could influence needs for lactose. Weaning ages can vary among producers depending on preferred management programs. This study aimed to evaluate optimum levels of lactose for pigs at 7 kg BW weaned at different ages. A total of 1,632 pigs were weaned at d21 (d 21.2 ± 1.3) or d25 (d 24.6 ± 1.1). Pigs had a common diet until they reach 7 kg BW. Within a same weaning age group, when pigs reached 7 kg body weight, they were allotted to 4 dietary treatments with 6, 9, 12...


Apr
12
New Studies Demonstrate the Value of Feeding Permeate (Lactose) for Nursery Pig Growth and Health

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While the importance of feeding permeate (~ 80% lactose) to nursery pigs has been known for some time, pig production practices have changed over the years. So, at Annual Midwest Meeting of American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association held March 11-13, 2019 in Omaha Nebraska, two groups independently reported on their recent studies on feeding of permeate to nursery pigs under conditions relevant to today’s commercial practices for pig production.





Professor Sung Woo Kim, (Principal Investigator, North Carolina State University) and his team presented research* conducted on 1200 piglets at Purvis Farm, Inc. (North Carolina) showing enhanced growth perform...