Effects on performance of growing pigs fed diets containing different levels of dried cashew pulp
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
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.
- Adomako, D, Osei-Amaning, E, Asante, EG (1999) Compound Animal Feeds based on cocoa pod husk. Tropical Science 39: pp. 120-123
- Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) 2000. Official Methods of Analysis of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, 17th Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.
- Attoh-Kotoku, V., Donkoh, A., Osafo, E.L.K. and Osei, J. 2007. Varying levels of maize bran in diets on the performance and carcass characteristics of starter-grower pigs. In: Okai, D.B. and Boateng, M. (eds), Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Society for Animal Production, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1st – 4th August, 2007. 169–173.
- Barnes, A.R., Amega, W.K., Manu, M. and Rhule, T. 1985. Utilisation of cocoa husk meal by growing finishing pigs. In: Djiekpor, E.K. and Cilas, C.A. (eds), Proceedings of the 9th International Cocoa Conference, Lome, Togo, 12th – 18th February, 2004. 449–454.
- Bruce, J., Karbo, N. and Avornyo, F.K. 2004. Changes in pig production in Northern Ghana. In: Bruce J., Avornyo, F.K., and Otchere, E.O. (eds), Proceedings of the 27th Ghana Animal Science Association Symposium, Radach Memorial Conference Centre, Tamale, Ghana, 18th – 21st August, 2004. 99–109.
- Dzogbefia, V.P., Alemawor, F., Oldham, J.H. and Oddoye, E.O.K. 2005. Application of fungal biotechnology: Processing of cocoa pod husk into nutritious animal feed using the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) as bio-catalyst. In: Addae, F.K, Cobblah, M. and Sebuaba, W. (eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association, University of Ghana, Legon. 1st to 5th August, 2005. 214–219.
- Fanimo, AO, Oduguwa, OO, Alade, AA, Ogunnaike, TO, Adesehinwa, AK (2003) Growth performance, nutrient digestibility and carcass characteristics of growing rabbits fed cashew apple waste. Livestock Research for Rural Development 15: pp. 1-5
- Fanimo, AO, Oduguwa, OO, Adewunmi, TE, Lawal, AI (2004) Utilization of dies containing cashew-nut reject meal by weaner pigs. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 31: pp. 22-26
- Genstat 5 for personal computers, Version 3.2. Rothamsted Experimental Station, United Kingdom
- Oddoye, EOK, Takrama, JF, Owusu Ansah, F, Johnson, V (2008) Supplementation of grazing cattle: the use of a diet containing graded levels of dried cashew pulp. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa 56: pp. 136-142
- Okai, DB (1998) Alternative feed resources for pigs in Ghana. Degraft Graphics and publications, Kumasi, Ghana
- Okai, DB, Bonsi, MLK (1989) Sheanut cake as a substitute for maize in the diets of growing gilts. Journal of the University of Science and Technology 9: pp. 45-50
- Rhule, SWA (1995) Performance of weaner pigs on graded levels of palm kernel cake. Legon Agricultural Research and Extension Journal. 4: pp. 105-108
- Rhule, S.W.A., Okai, D.B., Addo Kwafo and Ameleke, G. 2007. Feeding package for pigs in Ghana using AIBPs: Solution to feeding constraints. In: Okai, D.B. and Boateng, M. (eds), Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Society for Animal Production, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1st – 4th August, 2007. 169–173.
- Effects on performance of growing pigs fed diets containing different levels of dried cashew pulp
Tropical Animal Health and Production
Volume 41, Issue 7 , pp 1577-1581
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Springer Netherlands
- Additional Links
- Dried cashew pulp
- Growing pigs
- Feeding trial
- Industry Sectors