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Table 3 Effect of dietary protein on growth performance1

From: Impact of dietary protein on lipid metabolism-related gene expression in porcine adipose tissue

   15-30 kg 30-60 kg 60-100 kg
Daily feed intake (kg/d) LP2 1.12 ± 0.01a 1.80 ± 0.06b 2.27 ± 0.08c
  HP3 1.13 ± 0.04A 1.82 ± 0.02B 2.24 ± 0.02C
Daily gain (g/d) LP 392.11 ± 25.02a 500.56 ± 24.98b 461.49 ± 22.52c
  HP 470.62 ± 23.68* A 583.65 ± 31.87* B 521.71 ± 29.14* C
Gain:feed ratio LP 0.35 ± 0.01a 0.28 ± 0.01ab 0.20 ± 0.01b
  HP 0.42 ± 0.01* A 0.34 ± 0.01* AB 0.24 ± 0.01B
  1. 1 Means ± SE without common letter differ significantly between body weight groups (lower case for LP group and upper case for HP).* indicating treatment differences at the same body weight (P < 0.05).
  2. 2LP, low protein diet.
  3. 3HP, high protein diet.