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Table 3 Comparison of the estimation of energy requirements for maintenance among different experimentsa

From: Methodologies on estimating the energy requirements for maintenance and determining the net energy contents of feed ingredients in swine: a review of recent work

Reference Methods BW, kg MEm NEm (HP0)
Noblet et al. (1999) [27] Linear regression Variable 1,020b 750c
Labussière et al. (2011) [23] Ranged values based on feeding levels 60–90 822–1028 608–771
Zhang et al. (2014) [8] (MAFIC work) Linear regression 30–60 893 590
Linear regression 60–90 815 532
Exponential regression 30–60 973 758
Exponential regression 60–90 921 732
Li et al. (2017) [13] (MAFIC work) Linear regression 30–60 1,016 759
Measured FHP 30–60 771
  1. aEnergy unit: kJ / (kg BW0.6·d)
  2. bThe average value for different breeds, variable BW
  3. cData from Noblet et al. [5]: all pigs were fed at a high FL and immediately fed a reduced FL