Successfully Feeding Lentils to Finishing Pigs
The world’s leading exporter and second largest producer of lentils is Saskatchewan. If 10% of lentil production is not acceptable for export, there would be plenty to feed pigs. Nutritional values were measured and diets were formulated for growing and finishing pigs. The maximum inclusion level was 30%, above this level amino acid digestibility was decreased. The feed grade of the lentils studied was not human food grade but cull lentils which are down-graded for appearance, not nutritional value. No adverse effects on performance were noted when nutritional requirements of the pig was met.
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