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Journal of Animal Science Abstract -

Value of Corozo Palm Nut and Sesame Oil Meals, Bananas, A.P.F. and Cow Manure in Rations for Growing and Fattening Pigs1


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  1. Vol. 10 No. 2, p. 545-550


  1. R. L. Squibb and
  2. E. Salazar2, 3
  1. Institute Agropecuario Nacional



Corozo palm nut and sesame oil meals may be fed separately or in combination to growing and fattening pigs with similar results. These meals did not exercise a mutual supplementary effect at the levels fed in these studies.

Ripe bananas produced satisfactory gains when fed in 1:1 and 2:1 ratio with a high protein concentrate mixture.

An APF concentrate increased the rate of gain and the efficiency of feed utilization over those of the control lots.

Under the conditions of these experiments, cow manure fed to provide the same APF potency as an APF concentrate did not increase the rate of gain or the efficiency of feed utilization over those of the control lots.

The rate of gain and efficiency of feed utilization for growing and fattening pigs fed simplified all-vegetable protein rations with and without the APF in this tropical area were satisfactory and comparable to those expected in temperate zones.

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