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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 2907-2917
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.336


Growth Performance of Large White Yorkshire Pigs Fed with Concentrate Diet Incorporated with Brewer’s Spent Grains, Moringa oleifera and Rice Gluten Meal
S. Durga, D. Anandha Prakash Singh, S. Ramakrishnan and S. Sureshkumar
Department of Livestock Production Management, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal – 637 002, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Tamil Nadu, India
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Abstract:

Performance of Large White Yorkshire piglets fed with alternate protein sources on growth rate were studied using 24 weaned Large White Yorkshire piglets available at Instructional Livestock Farm Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal for 120 days period. They were randomly allotted into 4 treatments with 6 animals in each group to study the effect of inclusion of wet brewer’s spent grains (T1), Moringa oleifera leaves (T2) and rice gluten meal (T3) at 10, 10 and 5% level, respectively and conventional concentrate diet kept as control (T4). The mean body weight (kg) of pigs fed with alternate protein sources were 76.58 ± 0.79, 72.17 ± 0.96, 82.00 ± 1.28 and 79.20 ± 1.01 for T1, T2, T3 and T4 groups, respectively and showed highly significant (P < 0.01) difference between the treatment groups. The overall ADG of pigs were 434 ± 0.02, 431 ± 0.03,487 ± 0.02 and 465 ± 0.03 g, respectively for 10% wet brewer’s spent grains (T1), 10% Moringa oleifera leaves (T2), 5% rice gluten meal (T3) and conventional concentrate control diet (T4). The pigs fed with 5% rice gluten meal (T3) had significantly (P < 0.01) higher ADG during the finisher period compared to all other groups and the lowest ADG was observed in pigs fed with 10% Moringa oleifera leaves (T2).The pigs fed with 5% rice gluten meal had recorded better FCR (2.87 ± 0.03) followed by conventional concentrate control diet (2.97 ± 0.02) and 10% wet brewer’s spent grains (3.11 ± 0.03) and poor FCR (3.20 ± 0.02) was recorded in 10% Moringa oleifera group. In general, the pigs fed with 5% rice gluten meal recorded significantly (P < 0.01) better FCR compared to all other treatments during grower cum finisher period.


Keywords: Large White Yorkshire pigs, Body weight, Average daily gain, Feed conversion ratio
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Durga, S., D. Anandha Prakash Singh, S. Ramakrishnan and Sureshkumar, S. 2018. Growth Performance of Large White Yorkshire Pigs Fed with Concentrate Diet Incorporated with Brewer’s Spent Grains, Moringa oleifera and Rice Gluten Meal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 2907-2917. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.336