Energy values and protein digestibility of soybean milk by-product in pigs based on in vitro assays

  • Jung-Yeol Sung Konkuk University
  • Bokyung Hong Konkuk University
  • Youngeun Song Konkuk University
  • Beob-Gyun Kim Konkuk University
Keywords: alternative feedstuffs, digestibility, energy, feed byproduct, in vitro assay, pig, protein, soybean milk by-product, soy byproduct, swine, trypsin inhibitor


Background: Soybean milk by-product (SMBP) is a potential alternative feed ingredient in swine diets due to its high protein content. However, information on energy and nutritional values of SMBP used as swine feed ingredient is limited. Objective: To estimate energy values and protein digestibility of SMBP in pigs based on in vitro assays. Methods: Four SMBP samples were obtained from 3 soybean milk-producing facilities. In vitro total tract disappearance (IVTTD) and in vitro ileal disappearance (IVID) of dry matter (DM) in the SMBP samples were determined. In vitro ileal disappearance of crude protein was determined by analyzing crude protein content in undigested residues after determining IVID of DM. Digestible and metabolizable energy of SMBP were estimated using gross energy, IVTTD of DM, and prediction equations. Results: Sample 4 had greater IVTTD of DM than that of sample 3 (97.7 vs. 94.4%, p<0.05), whereas IVID of DM in sample 4 was lower compared with sample 1 (53.5 vs. 65.0%, p<0.05). In vitro ileal disappearance of crude protein in sample 2 was greater than that in sample 1 and 3 (92.6 vs. 90.6 and 90.1%; p<0.05). The estimated metabolizable energy of SMBP ranged from 4,311 to 4,619 kcal/kg as-is basis and the value of sample 3 was the least (p<0.05) among SMBP samples. Conclusion: Energy values and protein digestibility should be determined before using SMBP in swine diets.

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Author Biographies

Jung-Yeol Sung, Konkuk University
Department of Animal Science and Technology, Konkuk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Bokyung Hong, Konkuk University
Department of Animal Science and Technology, Konkuk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Youngeun Song, Konkuk University
Department of Animal Science and Technology, Konkuk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Beob-Gyun Kim, Konkuk University
Department of Animal Science and Technology, Konkuk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.


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