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Table 2 Analyzed nutrient composition of the experimental diets, as fed basisa

From: Sow performance in response to natural betaine fed during lactation and post-weaning during summer and non-summer months

 Analyzed composition, %
DietExperimentbAdded betaine, %CPCrude fatCrude fiberAshBetaine
Lactation10.022.095.683.107.160.057
Lactation10.219.344.823.286.200.197
Lactation20.021.665.863.086.910.055
Lactation20.221.256.013.206.890.347
Gestation10.012.515.004.197.160.287
Gestation10.212.815.424.136.960.489
Gestation20.013.234.934.366.650.265
Gestation20.213.265.374.276.750.508
  1. aProximate analysis was conducted by the Agricultural Experiment Station Chemical Laboratories, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA. Betaine was analyzed by the Bindley Bioscience Center at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
  2. bExp. 1 was conducted during summer months and Exp. 2 was conducted during non-summer months