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Table 3 Effect of dry feeding and liquid feeding on litter performance in lactating sows

From: Evaluation of dry feeding and liquid feeding to lactating sows under high temperature environment

Criteria Treatment SEM a P-value
Dry feeding Liquid feeding
No. of piglets
 After cross-fostering 13.00 12.93 0.242 0.89
 Day 21 of lactation 11.73 11.40 0.196 0.40
Litter weight, kg
 After cross-fostering 19.41 19.29 0.571 0.92
 Day 21 of lactation 64.63 57.16 1.985 0.06
 Weight gain (0-21d) 45.22 37.87 1.781 0.04
Piglet weight, kg
 After cross-fostering 1.50 1.49 0.040 0.84
 Day 21 of lactation 5.51 5.05 0.161 0.16
 Weight gain (0-21d) 4.00 3.56 0.153 0.15
  1. a Standard error of mean