Cottonseed Meal in the Feeding Of Growing Pigs

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1974
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Baustad B. M.
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The use of cottonseed meal in the feeding of monogastric animals like pigs and poultry has, however, some limitations. It is known to be low in some essential amino acids, particularly lysine, methionine and cystine. It contains also a toxic factor, gossypol; which will cause reduced growth and death in pigs if occurring in the feed in too high quantities (Smith, 1957). Cottonseed meal has, on the other hand,produced a firm fat in pigs (Batterham and Shenstone, 1971), which is a desirable trait in meat quality. Addition of iron to a cottonseed meal diet has reduced the toxic action of gossypol (Clawson and Smith, 1966) and addition of some essential amino acids has increased growth rate (Miner et ai., 1955).
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 40 (NO 1), p. 96-102
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