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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Effects of corn- and sorghum-based distiller's dried grains with solubles on growth performance and carcass characteristics in finishing pigs.)

Author
item Feoli, Carolina
item Hancock, Joe
item Monge, Cynthia
item Gugle, Terry
item Carter, Scott
item Cole, Noel - Andy

Submitted to: Biennial Grain Sorghum Research and Utilization Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/4/2007
Publication Date: 7/15/2007
Citation: Feoli, C., Hancock, J.D., Monge, C., Gugle, T.R., Carter, S.D., Cole, N.A. Effects of corn- and sorghum-based distiller's dried grains with solubles on growth performance and carcass characteristics in finishing pigs [abstract]. In: J.A. Dahlberg, J. Blumenthal, Y. Huang, C. Franks, S. Bean, B. Pendleton, T. Isakiet, and R. Kochenower (editors). Proceedings of 25th Biennial Grain Sorghum Reserach and Utilization Conference, January 14-16, 2007, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. p. 30.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A total of 176 finishing pigs (avg BW of 64 kg) was used in a 72-day experiment to compare the effects of corn- and sorghum-based distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) on growth performance and carcass characteristics. Treatments were a corn-soybean meal-based control diet and diets with 40% high-energy DDGS from Sioux River Ethanol, Hudson, South Dakota (corn-based, crude fat of 10.2%, mean particle size of 353 um, and digestible energy (DE) of 3,628 kcal/kg), 40% moderate energy DDGS from MGP Ingredients, Atchison, Kansas (corn-based, crude fat of 8.5%, mean particle size of 796 um, and DE of 2,940 kcal/kg), and 40% moderate energy DDGS from US Energy Partners, Russell, Kansas (sorghum-based, crude fat of 6.8%, mean particle size of 563 um, and DE of 3,205 kcal/kg). There were 11 pigs/pen and four pens/treatment with feed and water consumed on an ad libitum basis until the pigs were slaughtered at an avg BW of 130 kg. For the control, high-energy DDGS, moderate-energy corn DDGS, and moderate-energy sorghum DDGS, ADG was 943, 891, 918, and 908 g/d, ADFI was 3.14, 2.92, 3.13, and 3.24 kg/d, and G:F was 300, 305, 293, and 280 g/kg, respectively. Data analyses indicated that pigs fed the control diet had greater ADG compared to pigs fed the DDGS treatments (P < 0.003). Among the DDGS treatments, the high-energy product supported lower ADG with less ADFI, but gave greater G:F than the moderate energy DDGS sources (P < 0.06). As for carcass data, dressing percentage (74.8, 73.7, 72.7, and 73.6%, respectively) was greater (P < 0.001) for pigs fed the control vs DDGS treatments but percentage carcass lean (53.9, 53.5, 53.6, and 53.7%, respectively) was not affected (P > 0.49) by treatment. In conclusion, there was noteworthy variation among pigs fed diets with DDGS from different processors.

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