Effects of different copra meals and amino acid supplementation on broiler chick growth.

Abstract

The effects of including copra meals from different sources in nutritionally-balanced broiler chick diets were compared. A meal screw press-expelled twice to contain 75 g residual lipid/kg produced a lower growth rate than a meal pressed once to contain 220 g lipid/kg. Chicks fed copra meal at 400 g/kg diet had a higher growth rate on a diet formulated to contain 12.4 g lysine/kg and 8.3 g methionine + cystine/kg than on a diet containing 13.5 and 9.0 g/kg of the respective amino acids; however, in a second experiment performance of chicks was unaffected when the low amino acid, low-oil copra meal-based diet was supplemented with synthetic amino acids.

Citation

Panigrahi, S. Effects of different copra meals and amino acid supplementation on broiler chick growth. British Poultry Science (1992) 33 (3) 683-687. [DOI: 10.1080/00071669208417507]

Effects of different copra meals and amino acid supplementation on broiler chick growth.

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