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Nguyen Nhut Xuan Dung et al., 2010. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 22 (8)

Document reference 
Nguyen Nhut Xuan Dung; Luu Huu Manh; Nguyen Ngoc Thanh Lam; Toshihiko Kamada, 2010. Effects of sugar cane syrup on performance and digestibility of growing-finishing pigs. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 22 (8)

Twelve Yorkshire  pigs (initial live weight 20 ±1 kg), in a random complete block design with 4 replicates, were used in a growth and digestion study to determine the value of low levels of sugar cane syrup (SCS) at 0 (control), 4 and 6% as a supplement to the basal diet of maize and rice byproducts. The trial lasted 3 months comprising a growth study and 5 days digestion trial at the end of the growing period.

The growth and feed conversion of pigs fed SCS were better than for the control, with no changes in back fat thickness. Apparent digestibility coefficients  of dry matter and protein were improved with inclusion of SCS.

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Nguyen Nhut Xuan Dung et al., 2010