Confirming earlier analysis, the information confirmed that pigs consumed moist/dry feeders had higher ADG (1.1%) than these consumed a dry feeder, which resulted in heavier market weights by a median of two.04 lbs in the identical variety of days on feed. Curiously although, not like earlier analysis this examine didn’t present improved ADFI within the moist/dry feeder. This can be indicative of some feed wastage within the dry feeder contemplating the development in ADG and common market weight within the moist/dry feeder.
The examine additionally confirmed that pigs fed from the moist/dry feeder had statistically important enchancment in feed and caloric conversion on each a dwell and carcass weight foundation in comparison with pigs consumed the dry feeders. Reside weights had a 2.4% enchancment in feed conversion and a 2.2% enchancment in caloric conversion whereas sizzling carcass weights had a 2.4% enchancment in feed conversion and a couple of.3% enchancment in caloric conversion. This exhibits statistically important heavier sizzling carcass weights (1.8lbs/.82kg) for pigs consumed the moist/dry feeder.
In contemplating the development in sizzling carcass weights, the information exhibits a major enchancment within the “Full Worth“ of the pigs consumed the moist/dry feeder with 25% much less dying loss in comparison with the dry feeders.
One extra knowledge focal point was the measurement of again fats. Earlier research had proven that pigs consumed a moist/dry feeder had extra again fats than these consumed dry feeders however this examine discovered that was not the case. The truth is, again fats measured on the pig feed on the moist/dry feeders on this examine was barely lower than these consumed the dry feeders.