Does feeder type really matter?
Feeder type is considered to be one of the key determinants of feed intake
and profitability in pig production. Research at the Agricultural Research
Institute of Northern Ireland funded by the Department of Agriculture and Rural
Development and Pig Production Development Committee has investigated the effect
of feeder type and feeding regimes on feed intake and growth rate of growing and
finishing pigs. The results from two key studies within this area are summarised
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