Effects of replacing corn with triticale in diets for nursery and finishing pigs

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dc.contributor.author Monge, C.R.
dc.contributor.author Gugle, Terry L.
dc.contributor.author Feoli, C.
dc.contributor.author Hancock, Joe D.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-20T15:58:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-20T15:58:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-20T15:58:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1876
dc.description.abstract Two experiments were conducted to determine the effects of replacing corn (none, 1/3, 2/3, and all) with triticale on growth performance and nutrient digestibility in pigs. For the 34-d nursery experiment, 168 weanling pigs (avg initial weight of 14.8 lb and avg initial age of 21 d) were used. On d 24, fecal samples were collected to allow determination of nutrient digestibility. Overall, pigs consuming diets with 1/3 of the corn replaced with triticale improved ADG (cubic effect, P<0.08) and F/G (linear effect, P<0.01). Digestibility of DM, N, and GE were not affected (P>0.18). For the finishing experiment, 184 pigs (avg initial weight of 131 lb) were used, and fecal samples were collected on d 46. Overall, ADG (linear effect, P<0.02) and ADFI (linear effect, P<0.06) were decreased by 6% as replacement of corn with triticale was increased from none to 100%. But F/G and digestibility of nutrients were not affected (P>0.16), and the negative effects on ADG and ADFI were evident only at 2/3 replacement and replacement of all corn with triticale. In conclusion, replacing corn with triticale improved growth performance in nursery pigs, but reduced ADFI and, thus, ADG in finishing pigs, when more than 1/3 of the corn was replaced. 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. 08-83-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2006 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 966 en_US
dc.subject Triticale en_US
dc.subject Nursery pigs en_US
dc.subject Finishing pigs en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title Effects of replacing corn with triticale in diets for nursery and finishing pigs en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 123 en_US
dc.citation.spage 119 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jhancock en_US

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