Agrarian Science and Food Technologies


Issue №: 5(108). Т.2

Published: 2019.12.20

У збірнику висвітлено питання підвищення продуктивності виробництва продукції сільського і рибного господарства, технології виробництва і переробки продукції тваринництва, харчових технологій та інженерії, водних біоресурсів і аквакультури.

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Berezhnyuk N.A., Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor

Vinnytsia National Agrarian University



Minerals that enter the digestive tract of pigs and participate in metabolism are not equally available for assimilation and use. Balancing diets for the content and availability of feed components will increase the efficiency of nutrient use for the needs of the animal body.

Microelements in the animal body often act as catalysts for metabolic processes, what is related to their ratio with other constituents of the diet and the interaction between macro- and micro elements, as well as the animal's need for certain nutrients.

Absorption of potassium in the body and its effect on the exchange of other biogenic elements is an urgent issue that needs to be studied. For this purpose, a balancing experiment was conducted on pigs young, which studied the effect on the absorption of potassium from the microelement supplement in the body of pigs.

Two groups were used in the experiment: control and experimental, in which the test micronutrient supplement was added to the basic diet in the amount of 1.5 g per head per day.

As a result of the study it was found that the microelement supplement in the main diet of pigs reduced the release of potassium with feces by 1.31 g, or by 28.8% compared with the animals of the control group. With urine, potassium was excreted on 0.77 g more than in the control group.

The amount of potassium received by the animals of the experimental group exceeded the that of the control group by 6.31%. Its content in the body was 30.73% higher than control analogues.

The introduction of micronutrient supplementation into the diet of experimental pigs increased the average daily weight gains by 52 g, which was  different from the control animals by 13.3%.

Keywords: pigs, diet, microelements, potassium metabolism, mineral supplement, excretion, assimilation, balance

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Topics of the journal:

Аnimal feeding and feed technology; current problems of animal breeding, breeding and hygiene; food safety and food processing technology; aquatic bioresources and aquaculture

Key information:
ISSN (print): 2616-728X
DOI: -------

 Certificate of state registration of the print media: КВ № 21523-11423Р 18.08.2015

 Founder of the collection: Vinnytsia National Agrarian University, Georgia Academy of Agricultural Sciences

 Editor-in-Chief: Viktor Mazur, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor, VNAU (Vinnytsia)

 Deputy editors-in-chief: Aleksidze G.M., D.Sc.(Ph.D.), academician of the Academy of agricultural sciences of Georgia; Yaremchuk O.S., D.Sc.(Ph.D.) Professor, University of Vinnitsa (Vinnytsia)

 Secretary in charge: L. Kazmiruk

 Editorial Board full list

Editorial board

Mazur Viktor, Candidate of Science, Associate Professor of VNAU (Editor-in-Chief);

Guram Aleksidze, Ph.D., Academician of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences Georgia (Deputy Editor-in-Chief);

Yaremchuk Oleksandr, Ph.D., Professor, VNAU (Deputy Editor-in-Chief);

Members of the Editorial Board:

Ibatullin Ildus, Ph.D., Professor, Academician, NULES;

Kaletnik Hryhoriy Ph.D. (Economics), Academician of NAAS of Ukraine, VNAU;

Zakharenko Mykola Oleksandrovych, Ph.D., Professor, NULES;

Vashakidze Archil, Ph.D., Academician, National Coordinator for Agricultural Electrification and Automation (Georgia);

Giorgadze Anatoly, Ph.D. (Engineering), Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Georgia;

Grib Josip, Ph.D, Professor of NUHPP;

Dzhaparidze Givi, Ph.D. (Economics), Academician, Vice-President of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences science of Georgia;

Georgiy Yeresko, Ph.D. (Engineering), Professor, Corresponding Member of NAAS of Ukraine, Institute of Food Resources;

Vlasenko Volodymyr, Ph.D.(Engineering), Professor of VTEI;

Kulyk Mykhaylo, Ph.D., Professor, Corresponding Member of NAAS of Ukraine, VNAU;

Kucheriaviy Vitaliy, Ph.D.(Engineering), Professor, VNAU;

Lysenko Alexander, Ph.D., Professor, Research Institute of Experimental Veterinary Science, Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Minsk);

Lyotka Halyna, Ph.D., Associate Professor of VNAU;

Mazurenko Mykola, Ph.D., (Engineering), Professor;

Polishchuk Galina, Ph.D., Associate Professor;

Sychevsky Mykola, Ph.D.(Economics), Professor, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Food Resources;

Skoromna Oksana, Ph.D., Associate Professor;

Chagelishvili Revaz, Ph.D., Academician, National Forestry Coordinator (Georgia);

Chudak Roman, Ph.D., (Engineering), Professor, VNAU;

Sheiko Ivan, Doctor of Science, Professor, Institute of Animal Science of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Zhodino);

Kazmyruk Larisa, Ph.D., Associate Professor of VNAU (secretary in charge).

Edition: Collection

Type of publication for the intended purpose: scientific

Edition status: shared

Year of foundation: 2015

Frequency: 1 to 5 times a year

Volume: 4 to 10 ppm (format A-4)

Edition language: (different languages) Ukrainian, Georgian, English, Russian


Scope and category of readers: nationwide, foreign researchers, university professors, graduate students, students and professionals of agriculture and fisheries and food production

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History of journal:

Agrarian Science and Food Technology  Established in 1994 under the name of the Collection of Scientific Works of VSAU.

According to the Resolution of the Presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine of September 11, 1997, this publication has acquired the status of a professional, in which it is allowed to publish the main results of the dissertation research in the fields of "Agronomy", "Animal engineering" and "Economic Sciences".

In 2001-2014 it was published under the title "Collection of scientific works of Vinnytsia National Agrarian University".

Since 2015 it is:"Agricultural Science and Food Technologies".


Listed in the updated list of scientific professional editions of Ukraine in agricultural sciences under the name "Agrarian Science and Food Technologies" (ground: Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine of May 16, 2016 No. 515).