open-access-imgOpen AccessComparative energy values of sorghum distillers waste, maize cob and shea butter waste for pigs.
S. A. Bolu,
OO Balogun
Publication year2021
Publication title
nigerian journal of animal production
Resource typeJournals
A balance trial aimed at determining the energy values of sorghum Distiller's wastes (SDW), Maize cob(MC) and shea butter waste (SBW) for barrows was conducted using a 4 X 4 Latin square cross-over experimental design. While feed intake was influenced (P 0.05). Digestibilities of dry matter and gross energy (GE) as well as metabolizability of digestible energy (DE) were not influenced (P>0.05) influenced by the dietary treatment. The energy values (i.e GE, DE, uncorrected metabolizable energy (ME), and metabolizable energy corrected for nitrogen retention (MEn) determined for ingredients were different (P<0.05). DE values of 7.19, 6.73 and 15.54 Mj/kg DM;ME values of 5.90, 4.79 and 12.94 Mj/kg Dm were established for SDW, MC and SBW respectively. These ingredients have potentials as alternative low-energy feedstuffs in pig feeds.
Subject(s)agronomy , biology , chemistry , distillers grains , dry matter , ecology , energy balance , energy density , fermentation , food science , latin square , nitrogen , nitrogen balance , organic chemistry , physics , rumen , sorghum , theoretical physics , zoology

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