Evaluating High Oil Corn for Lactating Sows

Purdue University 1999 Swine Research Report. Adding fat or increasing dietary energy to sow diets during lactation has been found to increase litter weight gains. High oil corn is a specialty hybrid of yellow corn that has a higher oil and protein content than normal yellow corn. High oil corn would be an effective way of increasing the energy density of swine diets. This study was conducted to determine the effects of feeding an elevated energy diet consisting of high oil corn or normal corn with added fat on lactating sow and litter performance.