Evaluation of Nutridense Corn and Normal Corn for Grow-Finish Pigs

Purdue University 2002 Swine Research Report. Nutridense corn is a specialty type hybrid of yellow corn that possesses a higher oil, crude protein, and amino acid profile than that of normal yellow corn. Because of the increased content of nutrients on a pound for pound basis, feeding nutridense corn may be a viable method to improve feed efficiency and reduce expensive fat and protein inputs for pork producers. A grow-finish pig study was conducted to evaluate the effects of nutridense corn and normal corn during the grower and finisher phases on average daily gain (ADG), average daily feed intake (ADFI), feed efficiency (G:F), 10th rib fat depth, loin depth, hot carcass weight, premium, and percent lean. The trial was conducted from August to December 2000.