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Authors: Salomi, Margaret
Murugan, G.M.
Gopi, H.
Radhakrishnan, L.
Other Titles: International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology
Publisher: Global Impact Factor
Language: en
Type: Article
Pages: 464-471
Volume: 7
Series/Report no.: ;2
Agrotags: Veterinary Science
Keywords: Growth, FCR, Economics, dried brewer grains, LWY pigs
Abstract: A study was conducted to assess the influence of different levels of inclusion of dried brewer grains on the growth performance in Large White Yorkshire pigs under intensive system of management at Post Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, Kattupakkam for a period of 140 days (61-201 days of age). Twenty four weaned Large White Yorkshire piglets were selected for the purpose of the study and were randomly divided into three groups comprising of eight piglets each and allotted as Group I (0 per cent dried brewer grains), Group II (15 per cent dried brewer grains) and Group III (30 per cent dried brewer grains). There was no significant difference in body weight between the treatment groups. At the end of the experiment (140 days), the final weight (kg) was 78.18 ± 5.05 (Group I), 79.56 ± 2.43 (Group II) and 77.43 ± 1.85 (Group III). The overall average daily weight gain (g) was 469.70 ± 40.02, 479.60 ± 40.62 and 464.50 ± 43.98 for Group I, II and III respectively. Similarly there was no significant difference in the average daily feed intake between the treatment groups. The overall feed conversion ratio was 3.81 ± 0.48, 3.29 ± 0.34 and 3.37 ± 0.32 and it did not differ significantly. It was concluded that the inclusion of dried brewer grains at 15 and 30 per cent level proved to be effective in reducing the feed cost with better growth.
Description: TNV_IJSET_2018_7(2)464-471
Issue Date: 2018-04
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