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|Title: ||Growth performance and carcass characteristics of growing-finishing pigs fed palm kernel cake-based diets supplemented with Mannanase PLTTM, an exogenous enzyme|
|Authors: ||Boateng, M.|
Okai, D. B.
Mangalindan, J. F.
|Issue Date: ||6-Sep-2010|
|Citation: ||Proccedings of the 1st Nigerian International Pog Summit, 22-25 November 2010.|
|Abstract: ||An experiment involving fifty-four (54) Large White x Landrace crossbred pigs (36 gilts and 18 barrows) with average initial live weight of 28±1.5 kg was conducted to determine the effects of three inclusion levels of palm kernel cake (PKC)
supplemented with an exogenous enzyme (Mannanase PLTTM) on the performance of grower pigs. Pigs on PKC at 30% elicited the best performance (P= 0.02) in terms of feed:gain ratio. Higher (P> 0.001) P2 fat thickness was recorded with increasing levels of the cake. Increasing levels of the PKC was seen to cause a considerable (P=
0.016) loss in lean carcass yield.|
|Description: ||Proccedings of the 1st Nigerian International Pog Summit, 22-25 November 2010.|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Agric and Natural Resources|
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