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Influence of kitchen/food waste on growth performance of grower
P. Saikia and R. Bhar
Vet World. 2010; 3(1): 34-36
(Landrace x Desi) pigs (24) were randomly distributed into 2
dietary treatments (T1 and
each having 12 pigs of 6 castrated male and 6 females. The pigs
were fed on ad
diet in T1 and ad
libitum FW in T2 collected
from student’s hostel and air force mess. During the feeding
trial, the CP and EE %of food wastes was found to be higher in
food waste (FW) than standard ration (SR). However, CF was less
in FW. The DMI (g/d) was significantly lower in pigs fed on food
waste based diets. However, ADG was significantly (P<0.05)
higher in T2, which
in turn increasing feed conversion efficiency of pigs in T2.
Feed cost per kg live weight gain was also lower (P<0.05) in T2 compared
to T1. Thus,
it can be concluded that nutritive value of food waste based
diets was much higher than the concentrate mixture based diets.
Piglets grew more in FW based diets and could be utilized as an
alternate economic feed for pigs without any negative effects.
Food waste, Growth, Pigs.