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Feed grade sugar

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Datasheet

Description
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Common names 
Feed grade sugar
Related feed(s) 
Description 
When the world market price of sugar is low, the surplus above the quotas is usually imported as feed-grade sugar. Sugar released for feed purposes is either coloured or denatured (e.g., with fish meal) to distinguish it from sugar intended for human consumption.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
ucrose added to ruminant diets supports growth but not lactation.
Pigs 
A low percentage (10%) is usually included as a sweetener in creep feeds, especially for pigs.
Poultry 
Sugar has been used to replace the cereal portion in poultry feeds, in which the calorific value is maintained by the addition of fats. It has been found that broilers grow as fast on a diet of this type as on a conventional ration based on cereals. For layers the same egg production has been maintained, but the eggs are smaller. In all cases, feed conversion has been somewhat poorer than with cereal diets. S
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 

Avg: average or predicted value; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum value; Max: maximum value; Nb: number of values (samples) used

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 97.0 1
Crude protein % DM 0.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 0.0 1
Ether extract % DM 0.0 1
Ash % DM 1.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.1 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 90.1 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 15.4 *

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Agot et al., 1968

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:09

References
Datasheet citation 

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