GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF CROSSBRED (LWY X DESI) BARROWS UNDER DIFFERENT FLOOR SPACE ALLOCATIONS

Article Id: ARCC197 | Page : 561-563
Citation :- GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF CROSSBRED (LWY X DESI) BARROWS UNDER DIFFERENT FLOOR SPACE ALLOCATIONS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2013.(47):561-563
A. Gopinathan, K. Suresh Kumar, S.M.K. Karthickeyan, J. Ramesh and S.N. Sivaselvam
Address : Post Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, (TANUVAS) Kattupakkam - 603 203, India

Abstract

The effect of floor space allocation on growth rate and feed intake of crossbred barrows from 5th to 9th month of age was investigated. Three treatment groups with a floor space of 1.0 m2 (T1), 1.2 m2 (T2) and 1.8 m2 (T3) per pig were maintained and each group contains seven pigs and monthly body weight and feed intake were recorded. Significant difference (Pere highest in T2 (1.2 m2/pig) group. Hence, it was concluded that 1.2 m2 floor space/pig proved to be an optimum for finisher pigs to produce better growth rate.

Keywords

Average daily gain Body weight Crossbred pigs Floor space Growth performance.

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