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Table 3 Average daily feed intake (ADFI; kg), average daily gain (ADG; g/d), feed conversion ratio (FCR; g/g) averaged over treatment period, and days to reach slaughter weight of 95 ± 5 kg from start of experiment (Slaughter; days), subcutaneous P2 backfat depth (P2 Fat; mm), hot carcass weight (HCW; kg) and carcass dressing percentage (Dressing; %) for female grower-finisher pigs (from 16 to 22 wk of age) in the control group (Cont.; n = 20), the 6 % MCT supplement (MCT; n = 21), and the CSH supplement (CSH; n = 21) dietary treatments of Experiment 3

From: Dietary stimulation of the endogenous somatotropic axis in weaner and grower-finisher pigs using medium chain triglycerides and cysteamine hydrochloride

Treatment ADFI, kg ADG, kg/d FCR, g/g Slaughter, d P2 Fat, mm HCW, kg Dressing, %
Cont. 2.81 1.061 2.65 37.8 13.1 62.4 67.2
MCT 2.67 0.944 2.83 37.1 10.5** 61.2 66.4
CSH 2.79 1.030 2.71 36.2 11.2** 61.8 66.0
SEMa 0.05 0.052 0.09 1.7 0.6 0.7 2.6
  1. **= P < 0.01 significance between MCT and/or CSH and control treatment
  2. aSEM = pooled standard error of the mean