Practical Diets for Pigs

By D. J. Peer, R. Ball, L. Young; OMAFRA - This Factsheet suggests some simple, but adequate diets for pigs that can be made easily and economically on the farm. Included in the Factsheet are: definitions of nutritional terms; a conversion table; samples of practical diets for starting, growing, finishing pigs and dry and nursing sows; and a table showing the nutrient levels of premixes and supplements used in this Factsheet.
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Digestible energy values are given in both megajoules and megacalories, and the nutrient analyses of the sample diets are quoted on a dry matter basis (see Samples of Practical Diets).

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Definitions of Nutritional Terms
  • Samples of Practical Diets
  • Table 1. Conversion Equations
  • Table 2. Practical Starter (10-20 kg live weight) Diets
  • Table 3. Practical Grower (20-50 kg) Diets
  • Table 4. Practical Finisher (50 - 100 kg) Diets
  • Table 5. Practical Sow Diets
  • Compositions of Premixes and Supplements used Here
  • Table 6. Composition of Premixes and Supplements Unsed in this Factsheet (dry matter basis) Introduction
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Published February 2001.
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