A new feeding strategy for rearing grower pigs: the use of long-chain, n-3 fatty acids to improve musculature protein gain



Feeding and animal nutrition

Aim / objectives:
Verify the effects of increasing the addition of a food product (long-chain n-3 fatty acid) to the rations of grower pigs on animal performance, carcass composition, fatty acid content of the fat and of the longissimus dorsi (LD)/dorsal muscle, on the muscle and intramuscular membranes. Develop a feeding plan that targets the use of the product during finishing.

Project Manager:
Dr Pierre Julien and Carole Thivierge, Université Laval
CDPQ Team:
Robert Fillion