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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)

Economics of feeding wet brewer’s spent grains, dried moringa leaves and rice gluten meal to large white Yorkshire pigs at finisher stage

Author(s):

S Durga, D Anandha Prakash Singh, S Ramakrishnan and S Sureshkumar

Abstract:
A biological experiment was conducted to explore the economics of Large White Yorkshire piglets fed with conventional concentrate diet incorporated with wet brewer’s spent grains (T1), Moringa oleifera leaves (T2) and rice gluten meal (T3) at 10, 10 and 5% level, respectively and conventional concentrate diet kept as control (T4). The study was carried out using 24 weaned Large White Yorkshire pigs available at Instructional Livestock Farm Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal for 60 days period. The data on feed cost, total body weight gain and feed consumed per kilogram gain during the finisher period are worked out and among the treatment groups the pigs fed with 10% wet brewer’s spent grains (T1) had registered the lowest feed cost (2158.80) followed by 10% Moringa oleifera leaves (2228.14) and conventional concentrate control diet (2324.70). Cost of feed (Rupees) per kg gain per pig was lower (75.20) for the pigs fed with 10% wet brewer’s spent grains followed by 5% rice gluten meal (76.93). The pigs fed with 10% wet brewer’s spent grains (T1) and 5% rice gluten (T3) meal recorded a net gain of Rs. 64.00 and Rs. 34.20 respectively during the finisher period over the control group. Hence, it is concluded that among the treatment groups, 10% wet brewer’s spent grains was considered more suitable, economical alternative protein source to the small holding farmers which can be included at finisher stage.

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How to cite this article:
S Durga, D Anandha Prakash Singh, S Ramakrishnan and S Sureshkumar. Economics of feeding wet brewer’s spent grains, dried moringa leaves and rice gluten meal to large white Yorkshire pigs at finisher stage. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):2623-2625.

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