A. H. Mimeo Series 62-6
Research reports concerning the value of high levels of oats in swine rations are variable. However, it is generally agreed that growth is slower if approximately 30% or more of the ration is oats. The metabolizable energy is estimated to be less for oats than corn, whereas animal fats are considerably higher in metabolizable energy than corn. Thus there is a possibility of improving the feeding value of rations high in oats with the addition of animal fat. Two experiments have been conducted to determine the feeding values of animal fat in corn and corn-oat type rations and study the energy and protein relationship. The purpose of Experiment I was to compare corn and corn-oat type rations, and to determine if increased energy by the use of animal fat would improve the feeding value of rations containing a high level of oats. The purpose of Experiment II was to determine the influence of increased energy concentration on the protein needs of pigs fed a basic corn-40% oats-soybean meal ration. Rate of gain and feed efficiency were used in determining the feeding value of rations fed in Experiments I and II.
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Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Poley, G.E. and Seerley, R.W., "Effects of Energy Supplementation of Corn-Oat Rations for Growing-Finished Swine" (1962). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1962. 7.