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Table 3 Performance parameters of pigs fed isonitrogenous diets without (CON) or with 5% insect meal (IM5) or 10% insect meal (IM10) for 4 weeks

From: Comprehensive evaluation of the metabolic effects of insect meal from Tenebrio molitor L. in growing pigs by transcriptomics, metabolomics and lipidomics

    2-way ANOVA
CON IM5 IM10 Diet Stocking density Diet × Stocking density
Initial BW, kg 8.66 ± 1.54 8.63 ± 1.49 8.79 ± 1.44 0.983 0.150 0.343
Final BW, kg 26.5 ± 3.8 25.8 ± 3.1 24.8 ± 3.0 0.100 0.065 0.067
Daily BW gain, g 636 ± 91 614 ± 60 573 ± 67 0.003 0.037 0.009
Daily feed intake, g 868 ± 107 866 ± 47 860 ± 91 0.581 0.476 0.127
Gain:feed-ratio, g/kg 734 ± 56 704 ± 33 670 ± 46 0.558 0.960 0.259
  1. Values are means ± SDs for n = 3 pens per group
  2. Abbreviations: BW body weight; CON control group; FM fresh matter; IM5 insect meal 5% group; IM10 insect meal 10% group