Nutrition

Dietary Available Phosphorus Needs of Pigs From 13 to 70 Pounds Body Weight

Authors
  • Tim S. Stahly (Iowa State University)
  • D. R. Cook (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Pigs were self-fed one of six dietary concentrations (.20, .30, .40, .50, .60, .70%) of available phosphorus (AP) from 13 to 70 pounds body weight. Dietary available phosphorus concentrations of at least .50, .40, and .40% were needed for pigs weighing 23, 43, and 63 pounds, respectively, to maximize daily body weight gains and gain:feed ratios. Based on these data, the dietary AP needs of 13- to 70-pound pigs experiencing a moderate level of antigen exposure are 1.25 to 1.5 times greater than current NRC (1) estimates for similar weight pigs.

Keywords: ASL R1477

How to Cite:

Stahly, T. S. & Cook, D. R., (1998) “Dietary Available Phosphorus Needs of Pigs From 13 to 70 Pounds Body Weight”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1998
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