Influence of alfalfa addition to sow diets

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dc.contributor.author Pollmann, D.S.
dc.contributor.author Dennis, S.M.
dc.contributor.author LaForge, R.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-30T17:34:41Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-04-30T17:34:41Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3764
dc.description.abstract Twenty-four sows were utilized to evaluate the influence of a high fiber diet on nutrient digestibility and hindgut bacterial populations and volatile fatty acid (VFA) concentrations. Sows were fed either a control of milo-soybean meal or a 50% sun-cured alfalfa diet. The addition of alfalfa decreased (P<.05) energy, nitrogen and fiber utilization as compared to the control diet. Alfalfa-fed sows, after a 90-day adaptation, were able to utilize more cellulose and crude fiber, which contributed to slight improvement in energy utilization. Bacterial populations and VFA concentrations in the hindgut were altered when sows were fed a 50% alfalfa diet. Therefore, these results indicate that alfalfa, if cost effective, can be added to sow diets. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1983 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 84-174-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 442 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Sow en_US
dc.subject Diet en_US
dc.title Influence of alfalfa addition to sow diets en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1983 en_US
dc.citation.epage 17 en_US
dc.citation.spage 12 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 10, 1983 en_US

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