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Table 5 Effects of liquid feeding ethanol byproducts on carcass characteristics and belly firmness of pigs1,2

From: Effects of liquid feeding of corn condensed distiller’s solubles and whole stillage on growth performance, carcass characteristics, and sensory traits of pigs

  Dietary treatment   
Item Treatment 1 (corn-soybean meal) Treatment 2 (5% CCDS + 25% CWS) Treatment 3 (10.5% CCDS + 19.5% CWS) Treatment 4 (graded level CCDS + graded level CWS) SEM P value
Carcass weight, kg 96.6 A a 89.8 B 90.3 B 91.3 AB b 1.5 0.012
Dressing, % 75.6 75.0 74.8 75.8 0.35 0.171
Fat depth, mm 21.9 a 19.8 b 19.6 b 19.6 b 0.6 0.030
Muscle depth, mm 67.8 65.4 65.9 65.9 0.8 0.143
Lean, % 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.4 0.2 0.849
Belly thickness, mm 34.1 32.2 33.3 31.2 2.0 0.752
Belly firmness score, degree 56.3 A a 27.3 AB b 24.6 B 20.6 B 8.5 0.021
  1. 1 CCDS corn condensed distiller’s solubles, CWS corn whole stillage
  2. 2Means within a row without common upper case letters differ (P < 0.05). Means within a row without common lower case letters tend to differ (0.05 < P < 0.10)