Effects of Immunocastration and Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles Withdrawal on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Fatty Acid Analysis and Iodine Value of Pork Fat Depots

Researchers reported to the 2012 Kansas Swine Industry Day that immunocastrates had reduced carcass yields but also lower average daily feed intake and improved average daily gain, which led to improved feed efficiency. Improvest can change the composition of carcass fat depots when pigs are harvested soon after the second injection but prolonging the finishing period returned the iodine value to a value similar to barrows, according to researchers at Kansas State University.
calendar icon 23 January 2013
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By: Banrie
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