Rapeseed meal and enzyme supplementation on growth performance and nutrient digestibility in pigs

Rapeseed meal and enzyme supplementation on growth performance and nutrient digestibility in pigs


Hello, I’m going to present a poster about the utilization of rapeseed meal in combination with the utilization of enzymes and a study of performance and digestibility of nutrients in growing pigs This study is part of the task 1.5 of the work package 1 of the European project Feed-a-Gene in the Horizon 2020 program In this study we can evaluate two types of rapeseed meals a conventional meal with 35% crude protein and a rapeseed meal with an increased protein content due to particular process up to 41% protein These two types of rapeseed meals have been used in four treatments two treatments include proteases and the two other treatments involve proteases and NSPases to help digestion and obtain positive results in terms of nutrient digestibility The results we have observed are a strong influence of the type of rapeseed meal the rapeseed meal with the higher protein content resulted in a better feed conversion in the animals that was statistically significant and the effect was also statistically significant on feed intake However, there was no statistically significant effect on growing performance In terms of nutrient digestibility we haven’t seen any effect of the type of rapeseed meal or of then enzymes included in the diet on the digestibillity of nitrogen, energy dry matter and organic matter But we observed a significant effect when we included enzymes on the digestibility of fat and of the digestibility of ash and calcium as well The type of rapeseed meal had a very positive effect on the digestibility of phosphorus in all the tested diets However we haven’t seen any effect of the type of rapeseed meal or of the enzymes of the digestibility of the non-starch polysaccharides These results confirm our hypothesis that the use of a type of rapeseed meal with a higher protein content can increase animal results such as nutrient efficiency and can contribute positively to a reduction in the imports of protein-rich feed materials in the European Union. Thank you

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