Effects on performance of growing pigs fed diets containing different levels of dried cashew pulp

  • E. O. K. Oddoye
  • J. F. Takrama
  • V. Anchirina
  • K. Agyente-Badu
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DOI: 10.1007/s11250-009-9349-0

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Oddoye, E.O.K., Takrama, J.F., Anchirina, V. et al. Trop Anim Health Prod (2009) 41: 1577. doi:10.1007/s11250-009-9349-0
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Abstract

The purpose was to investigate the use of dried cashew pulp (DrCP), the sun-dried residue after juice has been extracted from the cashew apple, as a feed ingredient in growing pig diets. The growth rate, feed intake, feed to gain ratio and cost of gain of grower pigs fed diets containing 0 (0DrCP), 100 (100DrCP), 150 (150DrCP) or 200 (200DrCP) g kg−1 of dried cashew pulp was investigated in a feeding trial set up as a Completely randomized design with 4 treatments replicated 3 times and lasting 112 days. There were no significant differences (P > 0.05) among treatments in the parameters measured. It was concluded that dried cashew pulp could be used in growing pig diets up to a level of 200 g kg−1 without any deleterious effects. Future work will look at higher levels of DrCP inclusion in the diets of growing pigs.

Keywords

Cashew Dried cashew pulp Growing pigs Feeding trial 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. O. K. Oddoye
    • 1
  • J. F. Takrama
    • 1
  • V. Anchirina
    • 1
  • K. Agyente-Badu
    • 1
  1. 1.Cocoa Research Institute of GhanaNew Tafo-AkimGhana