Pig Performance Trials - Results

Below are shown the data for a series of 4 certified trials of the Tuck Box Prestart Meals fed throught the Transition Feeder liquid feed system.

  Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3 Trial 4
Number of Pigs
22
22
22
21
Average start weight (kgs)
7.39
7.34
8.08
4.07
Average finish weight (kgs)
11.55
12.43
14.30
6.42
Number of days on trial
12
14
14
14
Average Daily Live Weight Gain (g)
347
364
444
311
Average Daily Feed Intake (g)
367
413
502
326
Feed conversion ratio
1.06:1
1.14:1
1.13:1
1.05:1
 
Feed consumed per pig (kgs)
Prestart Meal Number 1
1.14
1.14
nil
1.8
Prestart Meal Number 2
3.26
4.20
1.14
2.77
Prestart Meal Number 3
nil
nil
5.36
nil
Kwikgrow Pellet
nil
0.44
0.55
nil


Comments:

13 of the pigs on Trial 4, which were under 4 kgs at the start, performed as follows:

  • Average start weight 3.06 kgs
  • Average finish weight 6.48 kgs
  • Average DLWG 244 grams

These pigs have doubled their weight in 14 days