Effect of Nutritional Level While Feeding Paylean to Late-Finishing Swine
Over the last ten years, the swine industry has selected to increase percent lean in pigs in response to consumer demand. In search of technology to improve percent lean, Paylean (ractopamine hydrochloride) has been shown to increase carcass leanness while improving growth performance when fed to finishing pigs. It has been documented that average daily gain (ADG) and feed efficiency (F:G) are improved when feeding Paylean to finishing hogs, and these improvements increase as the dose of Paylean is increased when pigs are fed a constant 16% crude protein (CP) diet. It has also been documented that improvements in carcass leanness are also seen, and these improvements increase as the dose of Paylean is increased while feeding a constant 16% CP diet.