Nutrition

High Fortification of B Vitamins for Increased Grow-Finish Performance of Pigs

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

Abstract

The addition of niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and B-12 fortified at 500 % over the Iowa State University (ISU) Life Cycle Nutrition recommended levels did not significantly improve production parameters in grow-finish (G-F) pigs. Therefore, a commercial vitamin premix formulated to supply niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and B-12 in a grow-finish diet at the ISU Life Cycle Nutrition recommended levels would be sufficient for maximizing pig performance.

Keywords: ASL R1798

How to Cite:

McMullen, L. K. & Karsten, A., (2003) “High Fortification of B Vitamins for Increased Grow-Finish Performance of Pigs”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

Downloads:
Download pdf

101 Views

51 Downloads

Published on
01 Jan 2003
Peer Reviewed