The effects of barley particle size on finishing-pig performance

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dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Hines, Robert H.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-22T21:54:02Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-04-22T21:54:02Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3709
dc.description.abstract Two trials utilizing 280 finishing pigs were conducted to evaluate the effects of barley particle size on finishing-pig performance. In Experiment 1, pigs fed barley ground through a hammermill with a 1/8-in screen were not different in average daily gain (ADG) or feed efficiency (F/G) from pigs fed a milo-based diet ground through a 3/16-in screen. Pigs fed either 3/16 or 1/4-in ground barley grew slower and were less efficient (P<.02) than those fed either the milo or finely ground barley diet. Experiment 2 was conducted in a similar manner, with the exception that mill run barley was used instead of a specific variety. In Experiment 2, ADG and average daily feed intake (ADFI) were not different between dietary treatments. This response resulted in a trial x treatment interaction for these criteria. Results for feed efficiency were similar to those in Experiment 1; pigs fed 3/16 or 1/4-in ground barley diets were less efficient (P<.02) than those fed l/8-in ground barley or 3/16-in ground milo. These results suggest that the variety of barley is an important criteria in determining feeding value for finishing-pigs, and that reducing particle size of the diet by fine grinding improves feed efficiency. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1986 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 87-133-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 507 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Barley en_US
dc.subject Finishing pig performance en_US
dc.title The effects of barley particle size on finishing-pig performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1986 en_US
dc.citation.epage 83 en_US
dc.citation.spage 79 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 20, 1986 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US

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