Extruded corn, sorghum, wheat, and barley for finishing pigs

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dc.contributor.author Richert, B.T.
dc.contributor.author Gugle, Terry L.
dc.contributor.author Hines, Robert H.
dc.contributor.author Hancock, Joe D.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-11T22:38:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-11T22:38:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02-11T22:38:17Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2567
dc.description.abstract Eighty barrows (113.7 lb average initial weight) were used to determine the effects of extruding corn, sorghum, wheat, and barley on growth performance, carcass merit, nutrient digestibility, and changes in stomach morphology of finishing pigs. Treatments were grain source (com, sorghum, wheat, and barley) and processing procedure (grinding vs extrusion) arranged as a 4 x 2 factorial. Grinding was in a Jacobson hammermill and extrusion was in an Insta-Pro extruder. Pigs fed com had improved average daily gain (ADG), feed/gain (F/G), DM digestibility, and N digestibility compared to the other grain sources. Diets with barley supported the poorest growth performance and nutrient digestibilities, with sorghum and wheat intermediate. Extrusion of the cereal grains did not affect ADG but increased efficiency of gain by 4, 9, 6, and 3% for corn, sorghum, wheat, and barley, respectively. Digestibilities of DM and N were also increased on average by extrusion processing, with barley responding the most (9 and 12% increases for DM and N digestibilities) and wheat responding the least (no improvement). Overall, extrusion processing improved nutritional value of cereal grains for finishing pigs. However, swine producers must be careful to evaluate the overall economic benefits before adopting this or any other new technology. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1992 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 93-142-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 667 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Process en_US
dc.subject Extrusion en_US
dc.subject Sorghum en_US
dc.subject Wheat en_US
dc.subject Barley en_US
dc.subject Corn en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject G-F en_US
dc.title Extruded corn, sorghum, wheat, and barley for finishing pigs en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1992 en_US
dc.citation.epage 133 en_US
dc.citation.spage 130 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 19, 1992 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jhancock en_US

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