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The effect of dietary energy source on performance and nutrient digestibility in growing pigs

M. E. E. Ball 1, 2  ,  
E. Magowan 1,  
V. E. Beattie 3,  
W. Henry 3,  
S. Smyth 4,  
R. Bradford 4,  
F. J. Gordon 4,  
 
1
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Large Park, Hillsborough, Co. Down BT26 6DR
2
The Queen’s University of Belfast, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5PX
3
Devenish Nutrition Ltd., 96 Duncrue Street, Belfast BT3 9AR
4
John Thompson & Sons Ltd., 35-38 York Road, Belfast BT15 3GW
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2010;19(3):408–417
Publication date: 2010-08-16
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ABSTRACT
Seven experimental diets were formulated: basal diet (A) to which 19 g/kg (B), 38 g/kg (C), 58 g/kg (D) and 76 g/kg (E) vegetable oil blend was added. Diets F and G were barley- and maize-based diets. Study 1 used 14 pigs to determine total tract digestibility and digestible energy (DE) content. The basal diet contained: g/kg: barley 250, wheat 160, maize germ 65, maize gluten 50, maize gluten feed 50, wheat pollard 150, rapeseed 75, soyabean meal 163 and other ingredients 37. Study 2 used 1232 pigs on a performance trial. Digestibility coefficients were higher (P<0.001) for the cereal-based diets. Liveweight gain was highest (P<0.05) for pigs offered cereal-based diets but feed conversion efficiency (FCR) was similar compared with values obtained from pigs offered by-product-based diets plus oil. There was a significant (P<0.001) linear effect on FCR but not for DE:gain, with increasing oil addition. In conclusion, supplementation of by-product-based diets with oil increased DE to similar levels as cereal-based diets. However, cereal-based diets resulted in higher levels of DE intake and liveweight gain.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
M. E. E. Ball   
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Large Park, Hillsborough, Co. Down BT26 6DR; The Queen’s University of Belfast, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5PX
 
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ISSN:1230-1388