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Growth performance was studied in 2918 standard black mink kits. The kits originated from a divergent selection experiment for body growth between two and four weeks. Growth was influenced by sex, litter size, age of dam, and production year. Sex dimorphism was found already at birth. Litter...
The effects on milk yield and health of feeding dairy cows at calving with diets containing different ratios of concentrate/forage (5/95, 30/70, 40/60 or 60/40 on a dry matter basis) at a similar nutritional level was studied in two experiments with a total of 105 multiparous cows. In experiment...
Peas, dried or toasted, were fed to growing pigs. Peas harvested in 1990 were used in Expt. 1 and peas harvested in 1993 in Expt. 2. In pea cotyledons, 49–55% of the non‐starch polysaccharides (NSP) monomers were insoluble. Arabinose and uronic acids and cellulose were the main constituents. In...
Housing and management were described in 114 randomly selected farrowing units. Associations between housing/management factors, enzootic pneumonia, erysipelas and disease signs of importance for feeder pig quality were investigated. Diarrhea, coughing, sneezing, joint infection and mange signs...
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