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Table 4 Growth performance of the growing-finishing pigs which received the varying nursery phase-feeding programs

From: Effects of varying nursery phase-feeding programs on growth performance of pigs during the nursery and subsequent grow-finish phases

Item High1 Medium2 Low3 P-value
  B4 G4 B G B G FP4 S4 FP × S
BW4,5, kg          
 D4 54 16.3 ± 0.5 14.7 ± 0.5 14.4 ± 0.5 12.1 ± 0.5 13.1 ± 0.5 13.6 ± 0.5 <0.01 <0.01 0.03
 D 96 38.8 ± 1.0 36.7 ± 0.8 35.1 ± 0.9 36.9 ± 0.9 37.3 ± 0.8 34.0 ± 0.8 0.07 0.10 0.01
 D 135 73.1 ± 1.6 67.5 ± 1.5 65.7 ± 1.5 69.3 ± 1.5 67.9 ± 1.3 58.3 ± 1.4 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
 D 182 111.7 ± 3.1 108.4 ± 2.6 108.4 ± 2.7 106.8 ± 2.7 105.4 ± 2.5 93.7 ± 2.5 <0.01 0.01 0.13
ADG4,5, g          
 D 54-96 592 ± 24 542 ± 20 503 ± 22 546 ± 22 557 ± 20 477 ± 19 0.07 0.10 0.01
 D 96-135 878 ± 29 787 ± 25 787 ± 25 835 ± 26 785 ± 23 634 ± 23 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
 D 135-182 843 ± 43 876 ± 37 909 ± 37 808 ± 37 802 ± 34 756 ± 34 0.04 0.21 0.21
 Overall 765 ± 24 739 ± 20 739 ± 21 727 ± 21 716 ± 20 624 ± 20 <0.01 0.01 0.13
  1. 1Provided with the nursery phases 1, 2 and 3 diets for 7, 14 and 12 days, respectively.
  2. 2Provided with the nursery phases 2 and 3 diets for 14 and 19 days, respectively.
  3. 3Provided with the nursery phases 2 and 3 diets and the high-plane grow-finish phase 1 diet for 7, 14 and 12 days, respectively.
  4. 1-3See Table 1 for nutritional values of the diets. Data are least squares means ± standard errors of means of 14 animals in each sex.
  5. 4B, barrow; G, gilt; FP, feeding program during the nursery phase; S, sex; BW, body weight; D, day; ADG, average daily gain.
  6. 5BW on d 54 was included in the model as a covariate in the analysis of subsequent BW and ADG.