Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 43 issue 3 (september 2009) : 215-216


Rita Narayanan, B.S.M.Ronald, S.Baegan, A.Bharathidasan,
1University Research Farm, Centre for Animal Production Studies, TANUVAS, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai 600 051, India.
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Cite article:- Narayanan Rita, B.S.M.Ronald, S.Baegan, A.Bharathidasan (2024). BISCUIT POWDER AS AN UNCONVENTIONAL FEED IN PIGLETS. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 43(3): 215-216. doi: .
The feeding of food waste or garbage to swine is a common practice throughout the world and
is often concentrated around metropolitan centers. Hence a study was conducted to assess the
performance of Large White Yorkshire (LWY) piglets fed with the biscuit waste as unconventional
feed. The trial comprised of two groups of randomly grouped LWY piglets fed with swine starter
ration and biscuit waste respectively. The final body weights for piglets at the end of 8th week
were 14.10+2.27 and 10.97+1.6 Kg for starter and biscuit waste fed groups respectively. The
non significant reduction in weight gain could be attributed to the lesser crude fibre and protein
content in biscuit waste. Hence, it is concluded that supplementation of additional proteins was
necessary to obtain optimum growth in piglets when fed with unconventional feed like biscuit
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