RESEARCH ON PARAMETERS OF GROWTH AND VALUE OF FEED INTENDED FOR THE PIC HYBRIDS SLAUGHTER
G. Hoha, B. Pasarin, Lenuta Fotea, Elena Costachescu
Through this paper, we proposed to establish the production performances of breeder PIC lines exploited within a top unit in Moldova in swine husbandry - S.C. SUINPROD S.A. ROMAN. In order to assess the production performances, there have been studied individuals resulted from crossings between PIC 402 and PIC 408 boars with the Camborough sow, following the standard working protocol in the unit.
The body weight values, achieved by both piglets groups issued from crossings, indicated a better performance in the PIC 402 x Camborough descendants, compared with the PIC 408 x Camborough ones, meaning + 2 % overall the analysed period, being in accordance with the data presented by the PIC company and by the scientific references as well.
The values concerning the average daily weight gains indicated better results in PIC 402 x Camborough piglets (611 g), compared to those achieved by PIC 408 x Camborough descendants (600g), meaning a difference of 1,8%.
Feed conversion ratio (kg feed / kg weight gain) reached, during the entire experimental period, 2.61 kg in PIC 402 x Camborough group and 2.7 kg in PIC 408 x Camborough groups, the values being comprised within the limits specified by the PIC and other literature specifications.
The achieved results indicated best performance at PIC 402xCamborough descendents, being in accordance with the scientific references.
Key words: swine, PIC, body weight, weight gain