Effects of pellet diameter during and after lactation on feed intake of piglets pre- and post weaning

H. van den Brand, D. Warmsteeker, M. Oostindjer, L.C.M. van Enckevort, A.F.B. van der Poel, B. Kemp, J.E. Bolhuis

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Abstract

Effects of two pellet diameters for piglets pre and post weaning on feed intake, BW, and feed-related behaviour were studied in 3 experiments. In experiment 1, 19 litters were provided with pellets of 2 and 12-mm in diameter in a choice-feeding setup from d 4 of lactation onward. From d 4 to 18, piglets preferred the 12-mm diameter pellet over the 2-mm diameter pellet (519 vs. 168 g/pen; P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4145-4153
JournalJournal of Animal Science
Volume92
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • individual variation
  • diet quality
  • young-pigs
  • creep food
  • performance
  • behavior
  • growth
  • sow
  • consumption

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