Metabolizable Energy Value of Meat and Bone Meal
Title: Metabolizable Energy Value of Meat and Bone Meal
Principle Investigator: Layi Adeola
Objective: 1. Determine the metabolizable energy (ME) contents of a variety of samples of meat and bone meal for pigs.
2. Assess the variation in metabolizable energy contents of meat and bone meal and develop robust regression equations that relate the variation to chemical composition.
3. Investigate the use of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIR) in predicting the ME content of MBM for pigs. This aspect of the objective will use the 12 MBM samples from phase I and the 21 MBM samples from phase II of the MBM ME project.