Forty five piglets weaned at 28 days of age were used
in this experiment to investigate the effect of Rumen Content-Maggot Meal
Mixture (RCMM) in their diet. RCMM was included at 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20%.
Increasing the level of RCMM in the diets of weaned pigs had no significant
effect (p>0.05) on weight gain and feed to gain ratio. However, the
treatment had a significant effect (p>0.05) on feed intake. There was
also no treatment effect (p>0.05) on nitrogen intake, urinary and feacal
nitrogen and nitrogen digestibility. Feed cost slightly decreased from
N22.87 at 0 to N22.56 at 20%. The results of this feeding trial showed
that early weaned pigs could tolerate 10% RCMM in diet without any adverse
effect on performance.