Effect of Substitution of Maize with Brewer’s Dried Grain in Pig Starter Diet on the Performance of Weaner Pig.

Abstract

Twenty four (24) weaner pigs and aged 8 weeks made up of mixed sexes with initial body weight between 8.0 kg and 8.2 kg were used to investigate the effect of substituting maize with Brewer’s Dried Grain on their feed intake and growth performance. The weaner pigs were randomly allotted to four treatment groups of six pigs per treatment. The treatments were replicated three times with each replicate having two (2) weaner pigs. The weaner pigs were fed diets containing 0 %, 10 %, 20 % and 30 % Brewer’s Dried Grain of treatment Dh D2, D3 and D4 respectively. The chemical composition of the test ingredient was determined prior to it’s in the diets. Data were collected on final body weight, average daily weight gain and feed conversion ratio. There were no significant (P>0.05) difference in the above listed parameters. Weaner pigs fed diet 1, 2 and 3 had the highest daily feed intake while weaner pigs fed diet 4 is statistically similar but slightly less than I, 2 and 3. It is thus concluded that the results suggest that 20 % substitution of maize with Brewer’s Dried Grain produced no negative effect on the production performance of weaner pigs.

Keywords: Feed intake, Performance, body weight., brewer’s dried grain, weaner pig


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