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Title: Growth Performance and Economic Traits of Pigs Fed Diets Containing either Normal Maize or Obatanpa - A Quality Protein Maize
Authors: Okai, D.B.
Osei, S.A.
Tuah, A.K.
Keywords: Normal Maize
Obatanpa
Quality Protein Maize
Growth and Economic Perform¬ance
Carcass Traits
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 21 Nos 1,2 & 3 2001. pp 1-4
Abstract: Three diets containing either normal maize (CONTROL) or Obatanpa (OBAT-I AND OBAT- II) - a quality protein maize - supplemented with decreasing amounts of fishmeal (14, 12 and 10% respectively) were fed ad libitum to a total of 15 individually-housed Large White pigs from a liveweight of 14 to 70kg. Mean feed intake and other growth performance data were similar (P>0.05) for pigs on all the 3 dietary treatments. However in terms of feed cost/kg liveweight gain, diets containing Obatanpa are to be preferred because of the tendency of lower costs due to lower levels of inclusion of fishmeal. The carcass traits of the pigs fed the 3 diets were also similar (P>0.05). It was concluded that Obatanpa is nutritionally superior to normal maize and would help to reduce the cost of feeding pigs.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 21 Nos 1,2 & 3 2001. pp 1-4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5066
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