Pig Performance by Using Paylean®

  • Larry K. McMullen (Iowa State University)
  • Arlin Karsten (Kirkwood Community College)


The addition of Paylean® (ractopamine hydrochloride premix a product of Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company) at the 9 grams/ton level in the finishing diet for 28 days increased the production parameters of grow-finish pigs and resulted in a greater economical advantage over the pigs fed a traditional finishing diet. Paylean fed pigs exhibited a higher average daily gain during the feeding of the Paylean product, which translated into a higher gain advantage for the entire feeding period. Paylean fed pigs also provided a lower feed efficiency. Because of the increased carcass merit of the Paylean fed pigs a higher percent lean carcass was observed. As a result of these increased production and carcass parameters, a higher profitability advantage for Paylean fed pigs over the control pigs was evident. Therefore, the addition of Paylean in the grow-finishing diet will give added pig performance that will enhance the profitability of pork production.

Keywords: ASL R1795

How to Cite:

McMullen, L. K. & Karsten, A., (2003) “Pig Performance by Using Paylean®”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2003
Peer Reviewed