Ripe Plantain Peel Meal (RPPM) as partial replacement for maize in the Diets of Grower Pigs


Diets containing 0, 10, 20 per cent ripe plantain peel meal (RPPM) were fed ad libitum to 18 growing entire male pigs which had been randomly alloted individually to the three dietary treatments on the basis of litter origin, weight and age. There were six replications of each treatment and the experiment was terminated after measuring weekly feed intake and liveweight changes for 4 weeks. Mean daily feed intake, liveweight gains and feed efficiency were not significantly (P>0.05) affected by the inclusion of the specified levels of RPPM in the diets. It was concluded that RPPM can constitute as much as 20 per cent of the diet and replace at least 31 per cent of the maize in a typical growing pig's diet.



Okai, D. B.
Bonsi, M. L. K.
Tabiri, H. Y.


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This article was published by D. B. Okai, M. L. K. Bonsi and H. Y. Tabiri, 2011.

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