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Table 3 Effects of feed processing method on growth performance in suckling pigletsa

From: Crumbled or mashed feed had no significant effect on the performance of lactating sows or their offspring

Items Cb Mb p-value
Body weight (kg)    
 Birth 1.317 ± 0.059 1.352 ± 0.041 0.6344
 wk 1 2.601 ± 0.059 2.618 ± 0.053 0.8303
 wk 2 4.293 ± 0.111 4.313 ± 0.082 0.8867
 wk 3 6.221 ± 0.149 6.196 ± 0.114 0.8949
 weaning (d 28) 7.687 ± 0.181 7.619 ± 0.167 0.7858
Average daily gain (g)    
 wk 0 to 1 182 ± 4.2 179 ± 3.3 0.5714
 wk 1 to 2 245 ± 7.5 238 ± 10.8 0.5918
 wk 2 to 3 273 ± 5.2 264 ± 7.2 0.3215
 wk 3 to weaning (d 28) 213 ± 11.3 203 ± 12.5 0.5924
 Overall 230 ± 3.8 223 ± 6.9 0.3671
  1. bAbbreviation: C; Crumble diet, M; Mash diet
  2. bMean ± Standard error