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Table 4 Effect of variety and drying method on the nutritive value of corns for growing pigs

From: Effect of variety and drying method on the nutritive value of corn for growing pigs

Item Variety Sun dried Artificially dried °C SEM P-value1
Variety Drying method2 Air temperature
  LS1 LS2 LS3 LS4   80 100 120     Linear Quadratic
DE of DM, MJ/kg 16.14a 15.86b 15.86b 15.82b 15.82 16.03 15.92 15.91 0.06 0.01 0.06 0.23 0.45
ME of DM, MJ/kg 15.87a 15.51b 15.61b 15.51b 15.57 15.76 15.63 15.61 0.06 0.01 0.06 0.19 0.40
Digestibility coefficients, %            
Organic matter 91.56a 90.10b 90.21b 90.03b 90.24 90.77 90.48 90.41 0.27 0.01 0.31 0.45 0.73
Dry matter 90.03a 88.54b 88.70b 88.62b 88.66 89.43 88.96 88.85 0.30 0.01 0.23 0.20 0.41
Energy 89.58a 88.11b 88.00b 88.24b 88.02 89.04 88.47 88.41 0.34 0.02 0.13 0.21 0.40
NDF 57.01 48.20 45.78 45.24 52.28 50.20 46.33 47.43 3.35 0.09 0.27 0.62 0.78
ADF 51.32 41.94 34.65 34.58 48.54 40.92 36.27 36.76 4.47 0.06 0.06 0.57 0.79
Crude protein 80.81 78.56 76.76 78.56 78.99 79.37 77.17 79.16 1.18 0.15 0.75 0.91 0.38
Ether extract 61.13 65.25 64.07 63.71 59.18 66.46 66.83 67.68 1.39 0.31 0.01 0.53 0.82
  1. 1Interaction between variety and drying method was not significant (P > 0.10).
  2. 2Contrast for Artificial dried vs. sun dried.
  3. a-bMeans followed by the same letter within each row are not significantly different from each other (P > 0.05).