Ensiled High Moisture Barley and Wheat in Nursery Pig Diets
The primary objective of this research was to investigate the nutritional value of high moisture (HM) barley and wheat ensiled with lactic acid bacteria (LAB) with or without the addition of feed enzymes for nursery pigs. Overall, the results showed that HM barley and wheat can be successfully ensiled with LAB and feed enzymes, and the resulting product was successfully incorporated into dry feed. Piglets fed diets containing ensiled HM grains had improved growth. This effect was more evident with ensiled wheat than barley.