NIRS: improvement in rapid and accurate analysis of nutritional value of barley for pigs

Posted on 11.09.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Ruurd T. Zijlstra
Institution: Prairie Swine Centre Inc
Total WGRF Funding: $25,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1997
Project Length: 1 Year

To develop a system to price barley based on true nutritional value. Specifically the project will: i) determine if digestible energy content of barley for swine can be predicted from poultry apparent metabolisable energy, ii) determine if NIRS is a feasible technique for rapid analysis of digestible energy in barley, iii) develop prediction equations based on chemical characteristics