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Table 1 Declared minimum nutritional values of the commercial diets used in the present study (as-fed basis)

From: Effects of sires with different weight gain potentials and varying planes of nutrition on growth of growing-finishing pigs

Item Grower phase 11) Grower phase 22) Finisher3)
H4) M5) L6) H M L H7) M L
Crude protein, % 18.2 17.5 15.5 16.6 16.0 15.6 13.5 13.8 13.4
Lysine, % 1.1 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7
Crude fat, % 6.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.5
DE, Mcal/kg 3.45 3.35 3.30 3.45 3.30 3.30 3.24 3.30 3.25
  1. 1)-3)Fed from 16–29 kg, 29–48 kg, and 48–114 kg of body weight, respectively, on average.
  2. 4)-6)High-, medium, and low planes of nutrition, respectively.
  3. 7)It was informed from the formulator of the experimental diets that actual nutrients densities of the finisher H were higher than those of the finisher M and also comparable to those of the phase 2 grower M.