Key Words: Growing swine, Corn density, Digestibility.
The pricing of corn is baded upon a number of factors including moisture content, test weight, level contaminants, and deterioration of quality. It is understood that high moisture content dilutes the concentration of energy and nutrients. Poor quality because of deterioration during storage and the presence of contaminants lowers the palatability of the ingredient and may have negative health ramifications With less logical reasoning it has been assumed that the feeding value of corn for pigs is related to corn’s bulk density. Low-test weight corn is sold at a discount even if moisture content and quality factors are desirable. Corn harvested in the fall of 1992 with a density of either 20.9 kg/bu (46 lb/bu; LO) or 25.5 kg/bu (56 lb/bu; HI) was used in a growth trial and a digestibility study to further evaluate the effect for growing pigs
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South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2001
Hansen, E.L; Libal, G.W.; Hamilton, C.R.; and Peters, D.N., "Influence of Corn Density on Pig Growth
and Nutrient Digestibility" (2002). South Dakota Swine Research Report, 2001. 15.