Western Research and Demonstration Farm

Feeding DDGS to Finishing Pigsin Deep-Bedded Hoop Barns

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The ethanol industry in Iowa has rapidly expanded in the last several years. A major coproduct of ethanol production is dried distillers grains with solubles(DDGS). Higher prices for corn and ample supplies of DDGS has generated interest in feeding DDGS to finishing pigs. Challenges in feeding DDGS supplemented diets to finishing swine include problems of feed flowability in bulk bins and feeders, reduced feed intake, and softer, oilier fat in pork carcasses. Pelleted diets have improved flowability and may stimulate feed intake, but thus far no studies have examined feeding DDGS-supplemented dietsin pelletted form to pigs. The objective of this study was to evaluate pelletted DDGS-based diets fed to finishing pigs.

Keywords: Animal Science

How to Cite: Honeyman, M. S. , Stender, D. R. , Roush, W. B. & Hummel, D. (2008) “Feeding DDGS to Finishing Pigsin Deep-Bedded Hoop Barns”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2007(1).