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Efficiency of ensilaged high-lysine maize grain in pig fattening
 
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National Research Institute of Animal Production, Department of Animal Nutrition, 32-083 Balice, Poland
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Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute, Radzików, 05-870 Błonie, Poland
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M. Świątkiewicz   

National Research Institute of Animal Production, Department of Animal Nutrition, 32-083 Balice, Poland
Publication date: 2004-09-16
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 2):83–86
 
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In an experiment carried out on 48 fatteners, the efficacy of high-lysine maize grain in pig fattening was compared with a normal maize variety. High-lysine maize silage is characterized by a higher content of crude protein (by 6.3%) and lysine (by 47.9%) in dry matter, which made it possible to decrease daily amounts of soyabean meal for experimental pigs. Intake of this component per kg of BWG was lower by approximately 15% during the whole fattening period. Animals in the high-lysine maize group gained slightly better, the quality of their carcasses were similar, while the protein content in M. longissimus dorsi was significantly higher (P < 0.01).
 
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ISSN:1230-1388