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Table 1 Chemical composition of maize (g/kg) 1

From: Metabolizable energy, nitrogen balance, and ileal digestibility of amino acids in quality protein maize for pigs

  QPM2 Maize
Nutrient, g /kg QPM1 334Ce 537Ta 537Ig 538Ta White Yellow
Dry Matter 910.7 911.4 893.0 909.0 911.2 911.0 910.8
Protein 85.0 84.0 86.0 85.0 87.0 80.0 75.0
NDF 114.0 91.0 102.0 84.0 89.0 104.0 94.0
ADF 48.0 39.0 40.0 38.0 35.0 34.0 27.0
Ether Extract 34.0 34.0 47.0 39.0 52.0 39.0 37.0
Ash 17.0 14.0 16.0 17.0 17.0 11.0 12.0
Gross Energy, MJ/kg 16.7 16.6 16.4 16.0 16.6 16.5 16.5
Amino acids        
Alanine 5.1 4.9 4.9 5.0 4.2 5.9 5.6
Arginine 5.9 3.5 5.3 5.3 4.9 3.8 3.6
Aspartic acid 6.7 4.6 6.5 6.4 5.4 5.4 5.3
Cystine 3.5 3.5 2.4 3.5 3.4 3.0 3.3
Glutamic acid 14.1 12.6 13.6 14.4 11.4 15.3 14.2
Glycine 4.1 2.9 3.9 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.0
Histidine 3.5 2.7 3.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.1
Isoleucine 2.6 2.0 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.6 2.5
Leucine 7.3 7.7 7.1 7.3 5.8 9.6 9.1
Lysine 3.1 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.0 2.0
Methionine 1.8 1.8 2.2 2.3 2.3 1.5 2.1
Phenylalanine 3.9 3.1 3.4 3.9 2.9 4.2 3.9
Proline 8.4 7.4 9.4 8.0 7.9 9.2 8.9
Serine 3.7 3.1 3.6 3.9 3.1 3.7 3.5
Threonine 3.3 2.4 3.0 3.5 2.7 2.8 2.6
Tyrosine 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.6 2.5
Valine 4.7 3.1 5.4 4.4 4.6 3.9 4.3
  1. 1As fed basis.
  2. 2Quality Protein Maize.