Field Pea DE Content and Chemical Characteristics
In Western Canada, field peas are a source of amino acids and energy in swine rations. Specific Canadian field pea samples have not been examined for nutritional value or quality previously. Physical and chemical characteristics were analyzed in relation to DE content in field peas to create prediction equations. In 11 samples of field peas, the DE content ranged from 3098 to 3739 kcal/kg. Out of the characteristics examined, ether extract had a statistically significant relationship to the DE content of field peas. The sample set and characteristics used could not accurately predict the DE content.
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