Effects of Source and Level of Added Chromium on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Growing-Finishing Pigs

A growth trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of added chromium nicotinate (CrNic) on growth performance and carcass composition of growing-finishing pigs (80 to 230 lb) and to compare 200 ppb of CrNic and chromium picolinate (CrPic). Few statistical responses were observed for growth performance, carcass characteristics, or serum chemistry profiles. These data suggest no beneficial responses to supplemental chromium in diets for growing-finishing barrows and gilts.