Influence Of Pellet Size On Growth Performance In Nursery Pigs And Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility, And Stomach Morphology In Finishing Pigs

Kansas State University Swine Research. Pellet size (i.e., 3/32 in., 5/32 in., 5/16 in., and 1/2 in. diameter) had little ef fect on growth performance during the early stag es (d 0 to 5) of the nursery phase. However, the 5/32 in. diameter pellets supported the best ef ficiencies of gain during the overall nursery (d 0 to 29) and finishing phases.