Evaluating High Oil Corn and Normal Corn on an Equal Substitution Basis for Grow-Finish Pigs
Purdue University 2000 Swine Day Research Report. High oil corn is a specialty hybrid type of yellow corn that has a higher oil content than normal yellow corn. The higher oil content of this corn increases the energy density of growfinish swine diets. Energy-dense diets have the potential to improve feed efficiency, which is economically valuable to pork producers. A grow-finish pig study was conducted to evaluate the effects of high oil corn and normal corn during the grower and finisher phases on average daily gain (ADG), average daily feed intake (ADFI), feed efficiency (G:F), fat and loin depth, carcass weight and premium, and percent lean. The trial was conducted from February to May, 1999.