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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 2019-2025
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.235


Dry Vs. Liquid Feeding: Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility and Economics in Large White Yorkshire (LWY) Grower-Finisher Pigs
Rajat Buragohain1*, Bibeka Nanda Saikia2, Arup Kumar Samanta1, Robin Bhuyan2, Runjun Dowarah2, Ranjit Roychaudhury2 and Arundhuti Bora2
1Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Sciences and A.H., Central Agricultural University, Selesih, Aizawl, Mizoram – 796015, India
2Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Sciences, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam – 781022, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study made comparative assessment of dry vs. liquid feeding on growth, nutrient digestibility and economics of grower-finisher LWY pigs. Twelve weaned piglets (11.45±2.42 to 11.46±2.37 kg, 42-days of age) were assigned to two treatments - dry feeding (DF) and liquid feeding (LF) for 180 days. The LF was prepared by mixing basal ration with water at 1:2 (w/w) immediately before feeding. No significant difference was observed for feed intake. Body weight gain was statistically insignificant in growing, but was significantly high in LF in finishing period. No significant (P>0.05) difference was observed for nutrient digestibility, but was comparatively better in LF than DF. There was improvement of fortnightly FCR in LF, but without any significant difference. The feed cost/kg body weight gain was significantly (P<0.05) reduced in LF. Considering the parameters studied, it was concluded that feeding of LF might be recommended over dry feeding for grower-finisher LWY pigs.


Keywords: Dry and liquid feeding, Growth, Nutrient digestibility FCR, LWY Pig
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Rajat Buragohain, Bibeka Nanda Saikia, Arup Kumar Samanta, Robin Bhuyan, Runjun Dowarah, Ranjit Roychaudhury and Arundhuti Bora. 2019. Dry Vs. Liquid Feeding: Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility and Economics in Large White Yorkshire (LWY) Grower-Finisher Pigs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 2019-2025. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.235