Effects of dietary electrolyte balance and molasses in diets with dried distillers grains with solubles on growth performance in nursery and finishing pigs

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dc.contributor.author Feoli, C.
dc.contributor.author Williams, S.M.
dc.contributor.author Gugle, Terry L.
dc.contributor.author Carter, S.D.
dc.contributor.author Cole, N.A.
dc.contributor.author Hancock, Joe D.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-19T15:23:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-19T15:23:27Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-19T15:23:27Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1836
dc.description.abstract Two experiments were conducted to determine the effects of dietary electrolyte balance (dEB) and(or) molasses in diets with dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) on growth performance of nursery and finishing pigs. For Exp. 1, 126 nursery pigs (35 d old and average wt of 22.5 lb) were used with six pigs/pen and seven pens/treatment. Treatments were a corn-soybean meal-based control and diets with 30% DDGS without and with 0.93% sodium bicarbonate to adjust the dEB back to that of the control diet. Pigs fed the control diet had greater ADG (P<0.03) and ADFI (P < 0.08) but did not differ (P>0.58) in F/G compared to pigs fed diets with DDGS. Addition of sodium bicarbonate to nursery diets with 30% DDGS did not improve (P>0.3) growth performance. For Exp. 2, a total of 70 gilts (average wt of 196 lb) were assigned with two pigs/pen and five pens/treatment. The pigs were fed experimental diets for 26 d, a common diet for 6 d, and then reassigned to a different treatment for an additional 26-d assay. The end result was 10 pens/treatment. Treatments were a corn-soybean meal-based control and diets with 40% DDGS without and with molasses (5%) and sodium bicarbonate (none, 1, and 2%). Pigs fed the control diet had greater (P<0.001) ADG, ADFI, and better (P<0.03) F/G compared to those fed diets with DDGS. Adding molasses and(or) sodium bicarbonate did not affect ADG (P>0.26), ADFI (P>0.16), or F/G (P>0.24). In conclusion, adding sodium bicarbonate and(or) molasses to diets with high inclusion of DDGS did not improve growth performance in nursery or finishing pigs. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 08-121-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2007 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 985 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject DDGS en_US
dc.subject Dietary electrolyte balance en_US
dc.subject Feed ingredients en_US
dc.subject Molasses en_US
dc.title Effects of dietary electrolyte balance and molasses in diets with dried distillers grains with solubles on growth performance in nursery and finishing pigs en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2007 en_US
dc.citation.epage 130 en_US
dc.citation.spage 126 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jhancock en_US

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