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Table 1 Commercial feeds used in the study from wean to finish

From: Provision of straw by a foraging tower –effect on tail biting in weaners and fattening pigs

Type of feed Weight of pigsa (kg) Form of feed MEb/kg Crude protein (%) Lysine (%) Crude fibre (%) Crude oils and fats (%)
complete feed for piglets 5.5—6.5 small pellets 16.00 23.00 1.65 2.20 8.50
complete feed for piglets 6.5—10 pellets
(2.2 mm)
14.00 20.00 1.40 3.30 3.30
complete feed for piglets 10—30 pellets
(3.0 mm)
14.00 20.00 1.32 3.50 4.00
complete feed I for fattening pigs 30—50 liquid 13.20 17.00 1.05 4.20 3.70
complete feed II for fattening pigs 50—120 liquid 13.40 14.00 0.95 3.70 3.40
  1. aTo avoid sudden changes in diet, feed was blended with the following feed for at least one week
  2. bmetabolizable energy