A complex pig-feeding experiment

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Yates, F. 1934. A complex pig-feeding experiment. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 24 (4), pp. 511-531.

AuthorsYates, F.

1. The conditions which must be fulfilled in the design of an animal husbandry experiment if the results are to be statistically valid are summarised, together with possible methods of improving the efficiency by suitable design.
2. The results of a pig-feeding experiment conducted at Rothamsted are discussed. The experiment showed that green food was essential to young pigs under the conditions of the experiment, that pigs fed on a wet mash grew at a faster rate than pigs fed on dry meal, the difference being due to the greater quantity of food consumed by the former, and that the effects of numbers in a pen (giving equal floor space per pig) were negligible in spite of the greater possibilities of exercise in the larger pens.

Year of Publication1934
JournalThe Journal of Agricultural Science
Journal citation24 (4), pp. 511-531
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1017/S002185960000722X
Open accessPublished as non-open access
PublisherCambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press (CUP)

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