The Use of Real-Time Ultrasound to Model The Growth Performance And Lysine Requirements Of Growing-Finishing Pigs On Commercial Farms

Kansas State University Swine Research. Eighty pigs, 40 barrows and 40 gilts, on two commercial finishing operations were used to model growth and accretion rate s. Major differences were observed between the two farms. This analysis indicates that real-time ultrasound can be used to develop lean and lipid accretion curves for formulating farm-specific diets that optimize lean growth performance in commercial operations