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Report on Feeding Trials under Real Practice Condi

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1. Feeding Trial in Germany


1. Objective


Comparison of the profitability of three equally optimized feed mixtures with high grain content in the following variations:

> 1. Wheat + barley
> 2. Barley + triticale
> 3. Rye + triticale

2. Extent

3 x 40 pigs with a starting weight between 28,5 to 29,6 kg were fattened for 120 days to reach a slaughtering weight of about 100 to 105 kg.

In each of the groups the following details were investigated:

1. Increase of weight,
2. Feeding costs,
3. Quality of the meat,
4. Profit.

3. Results



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Group 1. Wheat + Barley 2. Barley + Triticale 3. Triticale + Rye Range (in order of features)
Slaughtering weight, warm, in kg 82,5 80,8 81,9 1 - 3 - 2
Carcass yield, warm, in % 79,4 78,8 79,4 1 + 3 were equal, 2 slightly inferior
Flesh in % 53,4 52,9 54,1 3 - 1 - 2
Relation flesh : fat 0,49 0,51 0,47 3 - 1 - 2
Percentage of qualaity meat class E 30,8 35,0 47,4 3 - 2 - 1 = 3 the best by far
Outcome in Euro        
per 1 kg slaughtering weight 1,23 1,22 1,24 3 - 1 - 2
per pig 101,19 98,74 101,55 3 - 1 - 2
. / . feeding costs 52,82 53,13 50,67 3 - 1 - 2
Profit per pig in EURO 48,37 45,61 50,88 3 - 1 - 2


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1. In yield increase group 1 was best, but only slightly better than group 3,
2. Group 3 (rye + triticale) produced the highest share of meat,
3. Group 3 (rye + triticale) realized the best meat quality,
4. Group 3 (rye + triticale) created the lowest feeding costs,
5. Group 3 (rye + triticale) achieved the highest profit.



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Conclusion


With the he combination

1/3 rye + 2/3 triticale at a 80 % portion of the feeding mix


the best result was achieved:

best meat quality + highest profit!


Rye and triticale ideally complement one another in pig fattening!


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2. Feeding Results from USA


Tests carried out in the United States of America – the country of maize and soybeans – have come out with the following results:

1. Most varieties of triticale are excellent feed grains.

2. For growing-finishing swine, triticale can satisfactorily replace all of the corn and part of the soybean meal in the diet.

3. Triticale when used as the sole cereal grain in the diets of pigs, poultry and ruminants provides feed intake, feed efficiency and rates of gain similar or even superior to that of corn and other feed grains.

4. Triticale grain as pig feed produced carcass and meat quality equal or better than that with corn or barley.

For details, click: http://www.progenellc.com/pages/trimark.htm



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3. Scientific Tests in Canada


According to a report of the Government of Alberta dated 10-7-2009, about 50.000 hectares of triticale have been planted in 2009, and this is considered just to be a beginning of a development, because many areas in the region are suitable for triticale production, and yields have exceeded that of wheat in some instances.

Based on laboratory analyses, it is known that the nutritional value of triticale compares well with wheat and hulled barley.

Feeding experiments at the University of Alberta Swine Research Farm resulted in the following discoveries: Triticale is an equal or even better feed grain in comparison to wheat and barley with regard to

> feed efficiency,
> feeding profitability,
> meat quality.

Sources:
Government of Alberta: Triticale Performs in Pig Feeds
Alberta Pork: Triticale, an Excellent Feed Grain for Weaned Pigs


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