Swine day, 1998; Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 99-120-S; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 819; Swine; Sorghum; Expander; Pellets; Sows; Finishing pigs


Pellet durability index was similar for sorghum- vs com-based diets but was greater for expander-conditioned pellets than standard-conditioned pellets. For finishing pigs, ADG, F/G, and carcass measurenlents were similar for pigs fed sorghum vs com. Efficiency of gain was 6% better for pigs fed pelleted diets compared to those given meal diets but was sinlilar for pigs fed the conventional- and expander-conditioned diets. For sows, the com- and sorghumbased diets supported similar litter performance. Our data indicate that sorghum is an excellent feedstuff: comparable to corn, in diets for finishing pigs and sows.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 19, 1998

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