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The performance of broilers offered sorghum - compared to wheat-based diets: a large sacle experiment.

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Perez-Maldonado, R.A. and Rodrigues, H. (2010) The performance of broilers offered sorghum - compared to wheat-based diets: a large sacle experiment. In: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, 1-3rd February 2010, Veterinary Science Conference Centre, University of Sydney Camperdown Campus, Sydney, New South Wales.

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Sufficient evidence tended to indicate that at least four factors can negatively influence broiler performance when offered sorghum-based diets; in particular energy utilisation of sorghum in young birds. It was proposed that mainly CT would further influence sorghum grain AME values when consumed by young chicks (0-7 and 7-14 d old). Overall, birds consuming sorghum-based diets during the starter phase (0-21 d), did not match the performance of birds offered wheat-based diets. The use of phytase enzymes in sorghum-based diets tended to improve bird performance. However, reducing the obtained AME of sorghum grains by -0.8 MJ during the 0-21 d period appears to be a practical solution.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Corporate Creators:DEEDI
Additional Information:© Poultry Research Foundation.
Keywords:Broiler performance; broilers; diets; feed conversion efficiency; feed intake; liveweight gain; phytase; poultry; wheat; fowls; sorghum; Triticum; chickens; domesticated birds; liveweight gains.
Subjects:Animal culture > Poultry > Chickens
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Live Archive:09 Mar 2011 00:41
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:48

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