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Production responses to dehulling and level of inclusion of Australian Sweet lupins (Lupinus angustifolius) in weaner pig diets

Kim, J.C., Heo, J.M., Mullan, B.P. and Pluske, J.R. (2009) Production responses to dehulling and level of inclusion of Australian Sweet lupins (Lupinus angustifolius) in weaner pig diets. In: Manipulating Pig Production XII. Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference, 22 - 25 November, Werribee, Australia p. 62.

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Abstract

It is generally perceived that high quality energy and protein sources in diets for newly-weaned pigs, such as milk powders, lactose and cooked cereals, promote better performance after weaning. However, their higher cost and stability of supply sometimes requires nutritionists to explore potential for other ingredients for use in the formulation of weaner diets. Recent research in grower pigs demonstrated that lupins could be included at up to 350g/kg in place of soybean meal, without compromising growth, carcase composition or meat quality (Kim et al., 2007). However, the use of lupins in a weaner diet to reduce or replace more expensive protein sources, such as milk products, has not been examined to date. The hypothesis tested was that increasing the concentration of whole or dehulled Australian sweet lupins in place of milk by-products such as skim milk powder and dried whey in a diet would reduce performance of weaner pigs.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association
Copyright: © 2009 Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28638
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