Nutritional Value of Coastal Bermuda Grass in Swine

North Carolina State University Swine Nutrient Management Research from 2001. The data obtained suggest that the pigs used in these experiments had difficulty digesting Bermuda grass. This inability to digest Bermuda grass was strong in pigs not adapted to high fiber diets, but was also strong in gestating sows that were fed low levels of Bermuda grass. Higher levels, however, appeared to be digested better. Fibrozyme improved the energy digestibility of Bermuda grass in finishing pigs to the extent that it is technically feasible to use Bermuda grass at 14%. Whether this is economically attractive is outside the scope of this experiment.