The Science and Practice of Pig Production

The Science and Practice of Pig Production


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632050864
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/30/1998
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 9.93(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; Pig meat and carcass quality; Growth and body composition changes in pigs; Reproduction; Pig behaviour and welfare; Development and improvement of pigs by genetic selection; Disease prevention; Energy value of feedstuffs for pigs; Nutritional value of proteins and amino acids in feedstuffs for pigs; Value of fats in pig diets; Energy and protein requirements for maintenance, growth and reproduction; Requirements for water, minerals and vitamins; Appetite, voluntary feed intake and digestion enhancers; Diet formulation; Optimisation of feed supply to growing pigs and breeding sows; Product marketing; The environmental requirements of pigs; Production performance monitoring; Simulation modelling; Conclusion; Index

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