Performance And Serum Metabolites, Of Grower Pigs Fed Groundnut Cake, Extruded Soyabean Meal And Cottonseed Cake-Based Diets

  • AO Mafimidiwo
  • AO Fanimo
  • CFI Onwuka
  • OO Tewe
Keywords: Grower pigs, extruded soyabean meal, cottonseed cake, performance, serum, metabolites


The study assessed the effect on performance and serum metabolites of ninety grower pigs fed extruded full·fat soyabean meal (ESBM) and cottonseed cake (CSC) as partial (-50%) and whole (100%) replacement
for groundnut cake (GNC) in practical-type diets over 12 weeks feeding period. Ninety Large White X Landrace pigs with average initial liveweigbt of 30.50± 1.4kg were randomly assigned to five dietary treatments and each treatment had three replicates. The diets were iso-nitrogenous and iso-caloric. The ESBM in the diets showed an improvement in average daily weight gain and feed conversion. Diet in which there was 50% replacement or GNC with ESBM gave the best result (P < 0.05). However, general trend showed a numerical increase with levels of ESRM and CSC in the diets. Serum albumin and cholesterol levels were significantly (P < 0.05) reduced by inclusion of extruded full-Cat soyabean meal, and CSC while serum creatinine level was increased.

Keywords: Grower pigs, extruded soyabean meal, cottonseed cake, performance, serum, metabolites


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