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Will Hogs Provided with Whey Compensate in Their Feed and Water Intake?

18 March 2016, at 6:00am

There has been very little research conducted to determine how inclusion of liquid whey would affect nutrient intake in nursery pigs, which became the objective of this experiment.

Overall, when liquid whey was fed to nursery pigs (via their water supply), they decreased feed intake to voluntarily control for total energy intake.

Throughout the trial pigs remained in good health and no adverse effects were seen total feed costs depending on price and availability of the liquid whey.

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