Effects of extrusion on nutrient and energy digestibility in cereal grains fed to growing pigs

Diego Rodriguez, a research specialist in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Lab, shares the results of two experiments to determine the effect of extrusion on ileal digestibility of amino acid and starch, apparent total tract digestibility of fiber and gross energy, and concentration of digestible and metabolizable energy in corn, wheat, and sorghum fed to pigs. Adapted from a presentation at the 6th EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, September 9–12, 2019 in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.