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FATTENING IN EXTENSO OF CUBAN CREOLE PIGS FED A ROYAL PALM NUT DIET  [2009]

Santana. I., Instituto de Investigaciones Porcinas. Gaveta Postal No. 1, Punta Brava. La Habana, Cuba Abeledo, C.M., Instituto de Investigaciones Porcinas. Gaveta Postal No. 1, Punta Brava. La Habana, Cuba Rodríguez, D., Instituto de Investigaciones Porcinas. Gaveta Postal No. 1, Punta Brava. La Habana, Cuba Toledo, S., Empresa Pecuaria Genética "Camilo Cienfuegos". Consolación del Sur. Cuba et al.

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Abstract
The aim of this study was to evaluate the production of Cuban Creole pigs in extensive conditions to high weights (approximately 118 kg). Two fattening trials were made with 30 and 20 creole gilts with initial weight 54.9 and 70.5 kg. The gilts were reared in open areas of 0.6 and 1.9 ha and natural water source in Consolacion del Sur, Pinar del Rio province. The feeding was based on locally available nergy sources (royal palm nut, final molasses and wheat bran) and a protein supplement (nuprovim 7), during 165 days, to obtain an average weight exceeding 110 kg. The pigs were slaughtered and their carcasses were analyzed. The performance traits were, feed utilization and body composition were evaluated by only way classification according to a general linear model. The final weight, average daily gain and energy conversion were: 111.8 kg, 343 g/d and 5.7 (trial 1) and 118.9, 292 and 11.2 (trial 2). Backfat thickness and carcass meat were: 31.7 mm, 38.8% and 34.6, 39.8 (trials 1 and 2 respectability). Daily gains were low, consistent with the breed, and extensive feeding conditions employed. The levels of intramuscular fat in the ham of 5.7 and 9.4% and the weight of the leg was in both cases made up 10.4 kg It was concluded that is possible to fatten Cuban Creole pigs under extensive conditions and achieve highers weights, suitable for the meat industry with a significant weight of royal palm nuts in the diet. It is recommended to further evaluate this ty
pe of fattening of Cuban Creole pig.
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Other subjects

  • fattening
  • engorde
  • young animals
  • jeune animal
  • animales jovenes
  • engraissement
  • copernicia cerifera
  • Cerdo criollo cubano
  • alimentation des animaux
  • alimentacion de los animales
  • Ceba extensiva
  • Palmiche
  • animal feeding

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Revista Computadorizada de Producción Porcina (Cuba)

ISSN : 1026-9053

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