Five diets with equivalent lysine (0,73 %) and digestible energy (13 MJ/kg) contents on an "as is" basis containing distillers dried grains at levels ranging from 15 to 35 percent were fed to 5 groups of 5 landrace x Large White boars. The pigs were kept individually and fed ad lib.from 9 weeks of age to a live mass of 60 ± 2 kg when they were slaughtered. No significant differences were found between any of the groups in terms of growth rate, feed conversion or carcass measurements. The digestible and metabolisable energy contents of the distillers dried grains, determined in a digestibility trial, was 14,796 and 13,729 MJ/kg DM, respectively.
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