Digestible Energy Content of Low Quality Barley Fed to Pigs
Western Canadian barley has a large range regarding DE content. DE content should be known in order to accurately formulate diets, minimize feed costs and reach a predictable swine performance. Equations were developed to predict the DE content of low quality barley using chemical and physical characteristics. Up to 6% of the variation in barley DE content was explained so barley DE content indexes should be used more effectively in the future.
Digestible Energy Content of Low Quality Barley Fed to Pigs (full article)