May20 , 2022

Nutritional Requirements of Pig

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Nutritional Requirements of Pig

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Nutrition is a very important aspect of livestock production or farming because it determines the feed that animals need to eat, influences the important body functions, affects the performance of animals and it’s a major factor that must be considered when formulating feed. For pigs to perform optimally in terms of growth, body weight, reproduction, and health, they must be fed with the appropriate and balanced feed containing all required nutrient. The following are the nutritional requirement for pigs at different stages of production.

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Nutritional Requirements of Piglet
Energy: 2400 – 2600 kcal
Crude Protein (CP): 18%
Fat: 3.0%
Crude Fibre: 3% – 4%
Calcium (Ca): 0.45%
Phosphorus (P): 0.30%

Nutritional Requirements of Grower Pigs
Energy: 2400 – 2500 kcal
Crude Protein (CP): 14 – 16%
Fat: 3%
Crude Fibre: 4.5 – 5%
Calcium (Ca): 0.4 – 0.5%
Phosphorus (P): 0.45%

Nutritional Requirements of Breeder Pig
Energy: 2400 – 2500 kcal
Crude Protein (CP): 16 – 18%
Fat: 3 – 4%
Crude Fibre: 3 – 4%
Calcium (Ca): 0.4 – 0.6%
Phosphorus (P): 0.4 – 0.5%

Nutritional Requirements of Lactating or Nursing Sow
Energy: 2400 – 2600 kcal
Crude Protein (CP): 14 – 16%
Fat: 3 – 4%
Crude Fibre: 3 – 4%
Calcium (Ca): 0.4 – 0.6%
Phosphorus (P): 0.3 – 0.5%

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