Wheat vs sorghum grain for gestating gilts

Luce, W.G. and Maxwell , C.V. and Buchanan , D.S. and et al, . (1990) Wheat vs sorghum grain for gestating gilts. Documentation. Oklahoma State University.

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264 pregnant gilts were allotted from 3 seasons to diets based on sorghum grain or hard red winter wheat. Average litter size was higher at birth, 21 and 42 days old for gilts fed on sorghumgrain than for those fed on wheat diets. Little difference was noted in individual birth weights between treatments, but pigs were significantly heavier at 21 and 42 days for those nursing gilts fed on sorghum grain. Litter birth weight was also higher for gilts fed on sorghum grain. In 2 of the 3seasons, there were significant decreases in average litter weight at 21 and 42 days old for piglets from gilts fed on wheat. Significant decreases in gestation weight gain and less weight loss during lactation was observed for gilts fed on wheat in 2 of the 3 seasons. That resulted in asignificant treatment X season interaction for litter weight at 21 and 42 days, weight gain during gestation and weight loss during lactation. The reasons for the reduced reproductive performance of the gilts fed on wheat diets were not known.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sow reproduction; wheat; sorghum, RP6873
Author Affiliation: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Subjects: Plant Production
Animal Husbandary
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2014 04:48
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2014 04:48
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/12594

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