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Table 2 Effects of alfalfa meal on the growth performance of growing pigs (n = 6)

From: Alfalfa-containing diets alter luminal microbiota structure and short chain fatty acid sensing in the caecal mucosa of pigs

Item Level of alfalfa meal, % SEM P-value
0 5 10 15 Linear Quadratic
Initial BW, kg 25.13 24.70 24.72 24.58 0.65 0.56 0.46
Final BW, kg 46.52 46.48 46.58 46.02 0.91 0.74 0.77
ADG, g/d 713 726 729 714 14.74 0.91 0.36
ADFI, g/d 1439 1407 1410 1369 24.82 0.08 0.85
G:F 0.50a 0.52b 0.52b 0.52b 0.01 0.02 0.18
  1. a,bMean values with different letters differ (P < 0.05)