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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 2925-2930
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.346


Replacement of Maize by Wheat Bran on Carcass and Sensory Characteristics of 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 experiment was conducted to assess the effect of replacement of maize by different levels of wheat bran on carcass characteristics and sensory qualities of pigs. Thirty weaned Large White Yorkshire piglets were randomly divided into three groups and randomly allotted to the three dietary treatments, 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. Except dressing percentage all the other parameters were not different from each other for all three treatments. The dressing percentage was higher (P<0.01) in T1 than that of T3. Even though there was no significant difference between treatments, the flavor and overall acceptability was better in T3 group. The partial (50 per cent) replacement of the maize in the feed for pigs by wheat bran did not affect the carcass and sensory characteristics, whereas complete (100 per cent) replacement resulted in poor dressing percentage, water holding capacity and drip loss. Hence it can be concluded that maize can be replaced by wheat bran at 50 per cent level without adverse effect.


Keywords: Maize, Wheat bran, Pig, Carcass, Sensory quality
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Elanchezhian, N. and Ally, K. 2020. Replacement of Maize by Wheat Bran on Carcass and Sensory Characteristics of Pigs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 2925-2930. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.346