Effects of Fibre in Cereal Grains on Performance of Weaned Pigs
Voluntary feed intake and nutrient content may impact the variation in nutritional value of feed ingredients. Digestibility and nutrient availability is limited by fibre content and negatively affects using Canadian ingredients to feed the pork industry. Differences were noted between diets with different fibre contents. Energy digestibility, average daily gain and voluntary feed intake varied between wheat and barley diets. Feed intake is enhanced by fibre in barley diets but decreases in wheat diets.