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Allzyme SSF supplementation improves the utilisation of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) vine meal by growing pigs

Diarra, Siaka S. and Omelanga, Frank and Waedala, Hudson and Niufilia, Eddie and Prasad, Hirmal and Manu, Lingitoni (2017) Allzyme SSF supplementation improves the utilisation of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) vine meal by growing pigs. Journal of Applied Animal Research, TBC . pp. 1-4. ISSN 0971-2119

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    The effects of Allzyme SSF supplementation of sweet potato vine meal (SPVM) on the performance of growing pigs were investigated. A control diet based on fish meal and full-fat soybean as protein sources and diets containing 150 and 300 g/kg of SPVM with and without SSF were fed each to pigs in five replicates pens in a completely randomized design for a period of 84 days. There was no treatment effect (P > .05) on dry matter intake. The highest body weight gain was recorded on the SSF- supplemented SPVM groups (P < .05) and the lowest (P < .05) on the SPVM-based diets without enzyme. Dressing percentage and P2 back fat thickness were not affected by dietary treatment (P > .05), but per cent ham was markedly reduced on the control compared with the enzymesupplemented SPVM diets (P < .05). The relative weight of digesta in the stomach and small intestine was not affected by the diet (P > .05). Allzyme supplementation significantly reduced digesta weight in the large intestine (P < .05) even at 30% dietary SPVM. It was concluded that supplementation of the diet with Allzyme SSF will improve the utilization of up to 30% SPVM by grower pigs, reduce cost of pork production and add value to this by-product.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Agriculture and Food Technology
    Depositing User: Siaka Diarra
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 16:07
    Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 16:07

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