The influence of feeding level and level of dietary inclusion on the digestibility of barley meal in the pig

D. G. Peers*, A. G. Taylor, C. T. Whittemore

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Abstract

Digestibility studies were undertaken with barley meal to examine the effect of levels of inclusion of 0.29 and 0.58 in a basal diet and feed levels of maintenance (560 g DM/d) and three times maintenance (1700 g DM/d). Apparent digestibility of gross energy and N did not vary with level of feeding but values calculated for barley by difference from a 0.58 inclusion in the basal diet were higher (P < 0.05) than those from a 0.29 inclusion. Coefficients obtained by regression were 0.783 for energy and 0.709 for N; the digestible energy value was 14.47 MJ/kg DM. The ratio of metabolisable to digestible energy was 0.968 and the content of digestible N was 12.3 g/kg DM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalAnimal Feed Science and Technology
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Mar 1977

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