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Table 1 Composition of the experimental finisher diets (as-fed basis)

From: Assessment of growth performance and meat quality of finishing pigs raised on the low plane of nutrition

Item Medium planea Low planeb
Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 2
DEc, Mcal/kg 3.47 3.40 3.00
Crude proteind, % 15.22 15.10 13.80
Lysinec, % 0.92 0.78 0.68
Crude fatd, % 9.56 7.59 3.65
Crude fiberd, % 4.44 5.09 5.63
Crude ashd, % 3.79 4.28 4.61
  1. aCorn and wheat-soybean meal-based commercial diets whose ingredients compositions are unknown. The DE and lysine values were kindly provided by the formulator of the diets
  2. bA corn and wheat (52 %)-wheat bran (30 %)-based diet formulated for the present experiment
  3. cCalculated value
  4. dAnalyzed value