Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 10, Issue 1,2012
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Effect of dietary compound glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum) fruit powder on breeding performance of bred sows and nursery-age pigs


Li-zhi Fu #, Guo-wen Cao #, Yi-fan Zhang #, Chun-lin Chen #, Rong-guo Dai, Hua Zheng, Deng-feng Xu,  Jin-long Yang *

Recieved Date: 2011-11-08, Accepted Date: 2012-01-09


The effect of compound glossy privet fruit (Ligustrum lucidum) (CGPF) powder on growth performance of bred sows and nursery-age pigs was tested. Twenty pregnancy landrace pigs were randomly divided into control and test groups, balanced for similar parity and mating date, reproductive performance and body condition. The control group was fed on basal diet; the test group was fed on basal diet + 30 g CGPF for 70 days before 30 days of piglet birth and 40 days after birth. Compared with control group, the litter size, survival rate, newborn weight and weaning weight of test group were increased. The average newborn weight was increased by 24.04% (p<0.01), the average 40-day-weaning weight was increased by 18.07% (p<0.01) and the average daily gain was increased by 17.32% (p<0.01), but the stillbirth rate and diarrhoeal morbidity rate were significantly decreased (p<0.05). It was concluded that the CGPF additive improved the disease resistance and growth performance of bred sows and nursery-age pigs.


Compound glossy privet fruit (CGPF) powder, Ligustrum lucidum, bred sows, nursery-age pigs, growth performance, survival rate, diarrhea rate

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2012
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 342-344

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