Effects of a High Protein, Whey Protein Concentrate and Spray-Dried Animal Plasma on Growth Performance of Weanling Pigs

Kansas State University Swine Research. A 35-d experiment was conducted to compare the effects of increasing spray-dried animal plasma and a high protein whey con- centrate (73% CP) on starter pig performance. Spray-dried animal plasma and whey protein concentrate replaced dried skim milk on an equal lysine basis. Pigs fed increasing spray- animal plasma protein had increased ADG and ADFI from d 0 to 7 after weaning, but not for any other period in the study. Increasing whey protein concentrate had no effect on growth performance in relation to the pigs fed dried skim milk.