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Table 2 Effects of the plane of nutrition on growth performance of finishing pigs

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

Variable Medium planea Low planeb SEM P-value
Barrow Gilt Barrow Gilt Nutr. Sex N×S
Phase 1 (P1)       
 Initial wt, kg 57.4 54.0 54.7 52.1 1.4 0.18 0.10 0.80
 Final wt, kg 86.4 85.0 84.1 79.2 0.9 0.01 0.03 0.13
 Days on feed 35 35 35 35     
 ADG, kg 0.83 0.88 0.83 0.78 0.02 0.08 0.74 0.07
 ADFI, kg 2.46 2.45 2.54 2.54 0.01 <0.01 0.70 0.95
 Gain:feed 0.338 0.357 0.328 0.306 0.009 0.03 0.83 0.08
Phase 2 (P2)  
 Final wt, kg 112.4 117.9 116.9 114.3 1.6 0.79 0.42 0.07
 Days on feed 36 43 44 51     
 ADG, kg 0.73 0.75 0.74 0.69 0.03 0.49 0.65 0.30
 ADFI, kg 2.57 2.51 3.04 2.80 0.05 <0.01 0.04 0.17
 Gain:feed 0.284 0.300 0.245 0.247 0.008 <0.01 0.33 0.47
Overall         
 ADG, kg 0.77 0.81 0.78 0.72 0.02 0.06 0.49 0.03
 ADFI, kg 2.52 2.48 2.82 2.69 0.03 <0.01 0.05 0.18
 Gain:feed 0.308 0.327 0.278 0.268 0.005 <0.01 0.43 0.05
  1. aFed the medium-plane P1 and P2 finisher diets (Table 1) during P1 and P2, respectively
  2. bFed the low-plane P2 finisher diet (Table 1) during both P1 and P2
  3. a,bData are means of two pens, with 17 pigs per pen