Effect of particle size and surface area of corn on pig performance and nutrient digestibility

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dc.contributor.author Wu, Jih-Fang
dc.contributor.author Allee, G.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-23T21:14:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-23T21:14:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-23T21:14:14Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3740
dc.description.abstract Two feeding trials and two digestion trials were conducted to evaluate the effects of particle size and surface area of corn on the performance and nutrient digestibility of weaning and finishing pigs. The effects of particle size on production rate and grinding efficiency also were evaluated. Production rate and grinding efficiency decreased as particle size decreased. Average daily gain was not influenced by particle size. Feed intake tended to decrease as particle size decreased with the lowest feed intake on the fine partice size diet. Feed efficiency tended to improve as particle size decreased. The incidence of ulceration in the esophageal region of the stomach of finishing pigs increased as particle size of diet decreased. Digestibility of dry matter, nitrogen and energy improved as particle size decreased or surface area increased with diets for both weaning and finishing pigs. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1984 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 85-132-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 461 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Particle size en_US
dc.subject Surface area en_US
dc.subject Corn en_US
dc.subject Nutrient digestibility en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.title Effect of particle size and surface area of corn on pig performance and nutrient digestibility en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1984 en_US
dc.citation.epage 88 en_US
dc.citation.spage 83 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 15, 1984 en_US

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