Influence of glycerol and added fat on finishing pig performance

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dc.contributor.author Duttlinger, A.W.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-12T21:55:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-12T21:55:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-12T21:55:20Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1811
dc.description.abstract A 28-d study was conducted to determine the influence of dietary glycerol on grow-finish pig performance. The experiment was conducted at a commercial swine research facility in southwest Minnesota. A total of 1,093 pigs (initially 171.3 lb, PIC) were blocked by weight and randomly allotted to 1 of 6 dietary treatments. Pigs were fed corn-soybean meal-based diets. The treatments were arranged in a 2 × 3 factorial with main effects of glycerol (0, 2.5, or 5%) and added fat (0 or 6%). Overall (d 0 to 28), there was a fat × glycerol interaction (P < 0.04) for ADFI. When 5% glycerol was added to diets without added fat, ADFI decreased; however, ADFI did not change when glycerol was added to diets containing 6% added fat. Pigs fed diets with added fat had improved (P < 0.01) ADG and F/G compared with pigs fed diets with no added fat. Increasing glycerol decreased ADG (linear, P < 0.02) and ADFI (linear, P < 0.04) and tended (linear, P < 0.08) to worsen F/G, a result of the negative effect of adding glycerol to diets without fat. In conclusion, 6% added fat improved ADG and F/G, but the glycerol used in this study decreased ADG and ADFI when added to diets without added fat. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2008 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 09-074-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1001 en_US
dc.subject Fat en_US
dc.subject Glycerol en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title Influence of glycerol and added fat on finishing pig performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.citation.epage 174 en_US
dc.citation.spage 171 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, 2008, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2008 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US

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