Nutrition

Effect of Ergot-Contaminated Barley on GrowingFinishing Pig Performance

Authors
  • Palmer J. Holden (Iowa State University)
  • Dean R. Zimmerman (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Barley samples from Allamakee County were used in a swine feeding study. Pigs fed a barley-corn and soybean meal (SBM) diets containing up to 0.18% ergot (1.62 ppm ergot alkaloids) performed similarly to pigs fed a basal corn-SBM diet. In general, the level of ergot contamination in the final diets was insufficient to depress the performance of growing and finishing pigs.

Keywords: ASL R1482

How to Cite:

Holden, P. J. & Zimmerman, D. R., (1998) “Effect of Ergot-Contaminated Barley on GrowingFinishing Pig Performance”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1998
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