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Effect of Energy Levels in the Diet of Large White Yorkshire Pigs on Growth and Feed Intake Pattern

N. Elanchezhian K. Ally
Vol 10(7), 78-84

Experiment was conducted to study the effect of different levels of energy in the diet of Large White Yorkshire pigs on growth and feed intake pattern. Twenty weaned female Large White Yorkshire piglets were randomly divided into two groups and allotted to the two dietary treatments, T1-control ration: as per NRC, 2012 and T2-high energy ration: control ration + 400 kcal/kg of ME and maintained for 70 days. The daily feed intake, fortnightly body weight were recorded and average daily gain and feed conversion efficiency (%) were calculated. The average daily gain and feed conversion efficiency were 769.86, 828.14 and 2.88, 2.57 respectively for two dietary treatments. The pigs of T2 had higher (P<0.05) average daily gain and feed conversion efficiency than that of T1 treatment. The high energy ration (3665 kcal/kg) increased the average daily gain and reduced total feed intake thereby improved in feed conversion efficiency in the growing Large White Yorkshire female pigs compared to the ration containing energy as per NRC (2012).

Keywords : Energy Levels in Pig Feed Efficiency in Pigs Growth and Feed Intake

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