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Table 2 Composition and nutrient levels of the basal diets for the offspring (as-fed basis)

From: Transfer of β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate from sows to their offspring and its impact on muscle fiber type transformation and performance in pigs

  Growth stage
D 28 to 66 D 67 to 108 D 109 to 150 D 151 to 180
Ingredient, %
 Corn 59.6 64.3 70.4 75.3
 Soybean meal 18.0 24.0 22.0 16.0
 Fish meal 3.0 2.0
 Full fat soybean 5.0
 Wheat bran 5.0 4.0 5.0
 Whey powder 8.0
 Sucrose 2.0
 L-Lysine HCl (98%) 0.26 0.28 0.27
 D,L-Methionine (99%) 0.08 0.06 0.06
 L-Threonine (98.5%) 0.06 0.06 0.06
 Limestone 0.50 0.60 0.80 0.85
 Dicalcium phosphate 1.00 1.30 1.00 1.06
 Choline chloride (50%) 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
 Salt 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30
 Soybean oil 1.00 1.00
 Vitamin and mineral premixa 1.50 1.00 1.00 1.00
Calculated nutrient levelsb
 ME, MJ/kg 13.39 13.35 13.19 13.15
 CP, % 18.0 17.7 15.9 13.8
 Ca, % 0.72 0.71 0.63 0.63
 TP, % 0.60 0.67 0.55 0.54
 Total Lys, % 1.35 1.12 0.97 0.84
  1. aProvided per kg of diet for piglets from d 28 to 66 of age: iron, 100 mg; copper, 6 mg; zinc, 100 mg; manganese, 4 mg; selenium, 0.30 mg; and iodine, 0.14 mg; vitamin A, 2,200 IU; vitamin D3, 220 IU; vitamin E, 16; menadione, 0.5 mg; thiamine, 1.5 mg; riboflavin, 4.0 mg; vitamin B6, 7.0 mg; vitamin B12, 20 μg; niacin, 30 mg; D-pantothenic acid, 12 mg; folic acid, 0.3 mg; and D-biotin, 80 μg Provided per kg of diet for pigs from d 67 to 180 of age: iron, 60 mg; copper, 6 mg; zinc, 60 mg; manganese, 4 mg; selenium, 0.30 mg; and iodine, 0.14 mg; vitamin A, 1,300 IU; vitamin D3, 150 IU; vitamin E, 11 IU; menadione, 0.5 mg; thiamine, 1.0 mg; riboflavin, 3.0 mg; vitamin B6, 1.0 mg; vitamin B12, 10 μg; niacin, 30 mg; D-pantothenic acid, 8 mg; folic acid, 0.3 mg; D-biotin, 50 μg
  2. bThe nutrient composition of diets were calculated using nutrition value for the ingredients obtained from China Feed Information Database 2013 (24)