Efficiency of lupine seed (Lupinus angustifolium and Lupinus luteus) in sow, piglet and fattener feeding

  • Ewa Hanczakowska National Research Institute of Animal ProductionDepartment of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Balice
  • Jerzy Księżak Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation State Research Institute, Department of Forage Crop Production, Pulawy
  • Małgorzata Świątkiewicz National Research Institute of Animal Production, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Balice


The possibility to replace a part of soybean meal in sow, piglet and growing finishing pig feed by high and low alkaloid varieties of two species of lupines was examined in this study. 50 Polish Landrace sows and their progeny were allocated to 5 groups. Two varieties of Lupinus angustifolius: low (Graf) in group II and high alkaloid (Karo) in group III and Lupinus luteus: low- (Mister) in group IV and high alkaloid (Parys) in group V, partly replaced soybean meal (control). Apparent digestibility was evaluated using the same feeds on 30 barrows: around 40 kg (grower) and 80 kg (finisher). Litter weight of piglets from lupine groups was significantly lower than that from control group. Between 35th and 84 day piglet fed with low-alkaloid lupine (Graf) gained better than others and than soybean meal. Feed enzyme supplement has only limited effect on piglet and growing pig performance. During the whole fattening period there was no significant difference in weight gains except group fed high-alkaloid cv. Karo which was the worst. Meat of pigs fed with lupines was poorer in PUFA n-3 than control. Results suggest low alkaloid varieties of blue and yellow lupine, given in moderate amount, give similar results in growing pig feeding than soybean meal but meat quality is lower.

Keywords: lupines seeds, sows, piglets, pig fattening, feed enzyme


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Apr 3, 2017
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Hanczakowska, E., Księżak, J., & Świątkiewicz, M. (2017). Efficiency of lupine seed (Lupinus angustifolium and Lupinus luteus) in sow, piglet and fattener feeding. Agricultural and Food Science, 26(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.23986/afsci.59407