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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 2916-2924
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.345


Replacement of Maize by Wheat Bran on Growth, Feed Efficiency and Nutrient Digestibility in Pigs
N. Elanchezhian1* and K. Ally2
1Department of Animal Nutrition, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Puducherry- 605 009, India
2Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India-680651
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The aim was to study the effect of replacement of maize by wheat bran on growth and nutrient utilization of growing Large White Yorkshire pigs. Thirty weaned female Large White Yorkshire piglets were divided in to three groups with five replicates in each group and were maintained under identical management conditions for the period of 70 days. The three dietary treatments were randomly allotted, T1-control ration as per NRC (1998), T2 -50 per cent of maize of control ration replaced by wheat bran and T3-100 per cent of maize of control ration replaced by wheat bran. The average daily gain and feed conversion efficiency were 813.00, 769.86, 678.43g and 2.80, 2.88, 3.08, respectively for three dietary treatments. The pigs of T1 and T2 had similar and higher (P<0.05) average body weight gain and feed conversion efficiency than that of T3 treatment. The crude fibre digestibility was higher (P<0.05) for T1 and T2 rations than that of T3. The digestibility of dry matter, organic matter, crude protein, DE and NFE was higher for T1 ration and lower for T3 ration than the other groups, but no difference in ether extract digestibility. Availability of calcium, magnesium and manganese was lowered (P<0.01) in T3 group compared to other groups, but no difference in other minerals availability. It can be concluded that partial (50 per cent) replacement of the maize in the feed for pigs by wheat bran did not affect the weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion efficiency and nutrient utilization, whereas 100 per cent replacement of maize by wheat bran affected the growth performance and nutrient digestibility.


Keywords: Pig, wheat bran, Growth, Feed conversion, Digestibility
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Elanchezhian, N. and Ally, K. 2020. Replacement of Maize by Wheat Bran on Growth, Feed Efficiency and Nutrient Digestibility in Pigs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 2916-2924. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.345