Feeding Value of Dried Porcine Solubles for Weanling Pigs12

J. H. Cho, M. D. Lindemann, H. J. Monegue, G. L. Cromwell

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The objectives of this study were to evaluate the performance and diet preference of weanling pigs fed dried porcine solubles (DPS 30) relative to pigs fed diets containing recognized high-quality protein spray-dried plasma protein (SDPP) and spray-dried blood cells (SDBC). In Exp. 1, a total of 150 pigs were used to evaluate DPS 30 compared with SDPP in a slope-ratio assay. The nutritional value of DPS 30 compared with SDPP was 99 to 114% when appropriate adjustments for Lys, Met, and Thr were made. In Exp. 2, a total of 165 pigs were used to evaluate DPS 30 compared with SDBC in a growth performance assay. There were no differences in ADG between pigs fed SDBC and various levels of DPS 30; there was some indication of a greater G:F with DPS 30. In Exp. 3 and 4, a total of 80 and 56 pigs were used, respectively, to evaluate level and types of DPS in a diet preference assay. In Exp. 3, at d 7, 14, and 21, pigs chose to eat more of the 2.5% DPS 30 diet (P < 0.05) compared with either the 0 or 5% DPS 30 diets. In Exp. 4, at d 21 and 27, pigs chose to eat more of the 2.5% SDPP and 2.5% DPS 30 diets (P < 0.05) compared with the 5% SDPP diet. The DPS 30 is a by-product feedstuff that provides performance similar to recognized high-quality protein SDPP and SDBC, and when added at levels of 2.5 to 3%, can improve diet preference by pigs. It should therefore be considered as a potential ingredient for weanling pigs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-434
Number of pages10
JournalProfessional Animal Scientist
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

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  • dried porcine solubles
  • feed preference
  • growth performance
  • weanling pig

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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